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Sonate pour le piano et le Violon

Ignace Lilien

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Violin and keyboard instrument (vl pf)
year
1914
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/076a+b1

Details

Only the first two movements are completed.

Composed in Lwów (Lemberg)

About Ignace Lilien

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.

by Frans van Ruth