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Cinq Mazurkas pour violon et piano

By Ignace Lilien

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Violin and keyboard instrument (vl pf)
duration
14 minutes
year
1947
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/082
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

5 mazurkas for violin and piano

Lento
Andante teneramente
Presto scherzando
Allegro appassionato
Allegro feroce

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