Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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Love and Strife a serious cantata op. 34

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and instrument(s) (alt fl ob-am(ob) vla vc)
duration
17 minutes
year
1949
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/033
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Dedicated to Kathleen Ferrier and the “Alma musica” ensemble

Details

For contralto, flute, oboe d’amore (also oboe), viola and cello

Words by Kathleen Raine

Mourning in spring 1943
Sorrow
Heroes
Interlude
Venus
The moment
Winged eros

There is version for voice and piano as well (NMI 351/033-1)

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