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Quartetto

By Lex van Delden

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Wind and string instrument(s) (fl vl vla vc)
duration
15 minutes
year
1957
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/090
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commissioned by the Ministry of O. K. en W. for the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society

Details

opus 58

First performance

Mar 14, 1958 Amsterdam - Hubert Barwahser, Piet Heuwekemeijer, Koen van der Molen en Johan de Nobel.

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