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Rondo Festoso voor orkest op. 57

By Marius Flothuis

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (pic 2fl 2ob 2cl fg fg(cfg) 4h 3trp 3trb timp perc str)
duration
8 minutes
year
1956
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/053
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

To Daniel Sternefeld, as a cheerful acknowledgment for serious involvements

Details

Commissioned by the Nederlandse Radio Unie, for the Holland Festival 1956

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