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Een Lied voor Helene

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) (sopr alt ten bas)
year
1976
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/144

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A song for Helene

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