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Santa Espina pour mezzo-soprano et orchestre op. 88

By Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra (sopr-m 2232 2sax 3330 timp perc hp str)
duration
9 minutes
year
1986
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/082-1 351/082-2
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Dedicated to Bernard Haitink at the occasion of his 25th anniversary of his affiliation with the Concertgebouworkest

Details

Words by Louis Aragon

On a theme by Enric Morera I Viura

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