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Sinfonia IV

By Lex van Delden

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (2222 3220 timp perc str)
duration
31 minutes
year
1957
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/088
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

To Eduard van Beinum
Commission of the city of Amsterdam

Details

opus 56

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