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Là-bas… Poème Symphonique pour un Grand Orchestre

By Ignace Lilien

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (3333 4331 timp perc cel hp str)
duration
12 minutes
year
1935
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/113a+b 009/114
status
autograph
order printed score here

Details

‘There’ Symphonic poem for large orchestra. (The joyous island)

Based on a poem by Charles Baudelaire

+ piano reduction

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