Forbidden Music Regained


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De Waterlelie

By Jan van Gilse

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra (alto/sopr-m orch)
year
1899
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 053/049

Details

‘Water lily’ for alto or mezzo-soprano and orchestra

Words by Frederik van Eeden

About Jan van Gilse

(05/11/1881 - 09/08/1944)
Jan van Gilse

Jan van Gilse received his musical education in Germany. His music developed into a synthesis of French impressionism and German romanticism. He became a popular conductor and one of the founders of the Society of Dutch composers (GeNeCo) and also the copyright organization BUMA. During the war, this socially engaged human being was fiercely anti-German. He had to pay a heavy price for his fighting spirit.

by dr. Hans van Dijk