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Valses Sentimentales op. 21 voor piano vierhandig

By Marius Flothuis

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Piano 4 hands (pf4h)
duration
5 minutes
year
1944
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/020-1 351/020-3 351/217a
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

For Leentje

Details

Composed while in captivity in KLH (Konzentrationslager Herzogenbusch)

A version for orchestra was made later and also published by Donemus (D03838)

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