Einsamkeit (Aus meinem Tagebuch Tylko da wzytku wlasnego!)
Voice and piano
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/008.1
Loneliness (From my diary)
Composed in Scheveningen
About Ignace Lilien
His hometown Lemberg, in the Ukraine known as Lviv, and in Poland as Lwów, has a history of occupation by shifting powers. This is why the Germans had trouble figuring out Ignace Lilien's real identity; he survived the war with forged documents. He worked as a chemical engineer, but that didn’t stop him from composing a large oeuvre. His life was as varied as his music, with influences ranging from Polish modernism to South American rhythms and timbres.