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2a Sonata per Violoncello e Piano

Ignace Lilien

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Cello and keyboard instrument (vc pf)
year
1944
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/086 009/087b 009/147.2
status
published score
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number NMI 12623

Details

1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Largo pastorale
3. Finale (Allegro)

Composed in Apeldoorn

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