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Concerto per due orchestre d'archi

By Lex van Delden

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
String orchestra (2str)
duration
20 minutes
year
1961
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/104
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commission of Ministry of O.K. and W. 

Details

opus 71
Amsterdam, 16-08-1961

First performance

Dec 12, 1961 Utrecht - Utrechts Stedelijk Orkest o.l.v. Paul Hupperts

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill