Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Voorspel tot Teirlincks 'De vertraagde film' voor orkest

By Leo Smit

Orchestra (1111 1110 pf str)
7 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 119/028
published score
order printed score here


Dated 5 May 1923. Music to function as an ouverture by a play by Herman Teirlinck, titled 'De Vertraagde Film'

First performance

Jun 29, 1923 Amsterdam, Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw - orchestra of the Amsterdamsch Conservatorium conductor I. Mossel

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