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Fünf trunkene Lieder

Ignace Lilien

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (voice pf)
year
1915
status
published score
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl catalogue application number MNmfI/0549
dedication

Dedicated to Johannes Daniel Carrière

Details

Five drunk songs

1. Nacht (Serenata)
2. Weib (von den Äugelein)
3. Herz (Delirium)
4. Lenz (von der Sehnsucht und Einsamkeit)
5. Tod (Der blasse Freund)

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