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Concertino pour harpe et orchestre

Leo Smit

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Harp and orchestra (2222 2220 timp perc str hp-solo)
duration
15 minutes
year
1933
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 119/013
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Rosa Spier

Details

I. Allegro

II. Lento

III. Scherzando

First performance

Feb 25, 1934 Amsterdam, Grote Zaal Concertgebouw - Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum, soloist Rosa Spier

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