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Leo Smit

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (3333 4230 timp perc cel man hp str)
duration
17 minutes
year
1925
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 119/024
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

after drawings by Paul Süss

First performance

Jun 27, 1922 Amsterdam, Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw - orchestra of the Amsterdamsch Conservatorium conductor I. Mossel

Print

Adagio Forte Capriccio.jpg
Adagio Forte Capriccio.jpg

About Leo Smit

(05/14/1900 - 04/30/1943)
Leo Smit

1900 - 1943

His music sounds thoroughly French, with bright and blithe notes that seemingly flow easily from his pen. In reality, it took many years before his musical ideas were incorporated into his compositions. And however French it may sound, Leo Smit was in heart and soul hooked to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. His song for women's choir, De bruid (The bride), set to words by Jan Prins is a declaration of love: “The groom was the sunlight and Holland was his bride.” It also took years before his legacy would reach an international audience.

by Jurjen Vis