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Introduzione e Allegro - Concerto Piccolo per violino, pianoforte e orchestra

By Lex van Delden

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Two or more different solo instruments and orchestra (2232 4331 timp perc cel hp str vl-pf-solo)
duration
13 minutes
year
1951
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/059
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

To Nap de Klijn and Alice Heksch

Details

opus 28
August 26, 1951

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill