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Sinfonia VI

By Lex van Delden

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (2232 4331 timp perc str)
duration
18 minutes
year
1963
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/102
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

For Henri Arends and his 150 celebrating Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest

Details

Movement 1 and 2: opus 69 (1961)
Movement 3: opus 81 (1963)

First performance

Oct 22, 1963 Haarlem - Noordhollands Philharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Henri Arends

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