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Musica Sinfonica per orchestra

By Lex van Delden

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (2333 4331 timp perc hp pf str)
duration
20 minutes
year
1967
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238/128
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commissioned by the city of Amsterdam

Details

opus 93
Amsterdam, 19-12-1967

First performance

Sep 21, 1968 Amsterdam - Kunstmaand Orkest o.l.v. Anton Kersjes

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