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Musica per viola alta e pianoforte

Ignace Lilien

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Viola and keyboard instrument (vla pf)
year
1950
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/083 009/084
status
published score
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number NMI 12529
dedication

Dedicated to Harold Franken

Details

Music for viola and piano

1. Allegro maestoso
2. Lento (tempo de Habanera)
3. Allegro feroce

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Composed in Lima

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