Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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I. Symfonia

Ignace Lilien

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (orch)
year
1919
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/107 009/108
status
published score
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number NMI 19931

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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