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Odysseus and Nausikaa op. 60

Marius Flothuis

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and instrument(s) (sopr alt ten bar hp)
duration
33 minutes
year
1960
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 351/219
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

In memoriam Debora Suzanna Appel

Details

A madrigal for soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone and harp

Words by Homerus (translation E.V. Rieu), Alkman and Sappho

Commissioned by the Johan Wagenaar Stichting

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