Forbidden Music Regained


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Tout est mort en moi

Ignace Lilien

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (high pf)
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 009/167

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‘All is dead inside me’

Words by C. Polak

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