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Kleine Ouverture voor sopraan en orkest op. 14

By Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra (sopr 2233 3331 timp perc cel vibr hp str)
duration
7 minutes
year
1942
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/013
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

‘Small ouverture for soprano and orchestra’

Words by Christian Morgenstern

Amsterdam

About Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis led an eventful life. Early on, he was politically aware and left-wing orientated. He lost his job at the Concertgebouw Orchestra on his refusal to register with the Kultuurkamer, a regulatory cultural agency installed by the German occupying forces during World War II. He was arrested for his resistance work, imprisoned in Camp Vught and deported to Sachsenhausen in 1944. Meanwhile, he continued composing and survived the hardships. In the postwar Dutch and international music worlds he held numerous positions.

by Joyce Kiliaan