Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
Search this site

Vrijheid voor gemengd koor, 2 recitanten, mezzo-sopraan, fluit en strijkorkest opus 83

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir and orchestra (2recit sopr-m SATB 1(111) (sax ad lib.) 0000 str)
duration
14 minutes
year
1983
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/077
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Freedom for mixed choir, two speaking voices, mezzo soprano, flute and string orchestra:
Introitus
Koor
Canon
Lied
Koraal en Arioso
Lied (herhaling)
Intermezzo
Finale en coda

Words by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem, Nikos Kazantzakis, Rosa Luxemburg, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ernst Toller

Commissioned by the staff of the Instituut voor Muziekwetenschap te Utrecht

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