Forbidden Music Regained


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Drie gedichten van Anthonie Donker

Ignace Lilien

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (voice pf)
year
1941
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/146.05 009/170
status
published score
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number MNmfI/0549

Details

Three poems by Anthonie Donker (from the collection of poems 'Onvoltooide symphonie’)

1. Montmartre
2. Hoe ver ook weg (However far away)
3. Als wij later elkaar weerzien (When we see each other again)

Included in ‘35 Hollandsche Gedichten’ (see elsewhere)

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