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Quartetto II (Fantasia) opus 94 per quartetto d’archi

By Marius Flothuis

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (2vl vla vc)
duration
12 minutes
year
1992
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/088
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Dedicated to the Lafayette kwartet

Details

Commissioned by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst

Panicale - 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