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Drei Gesänge aus Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali

Jan van Gilse

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra (sopr 2322 4330 timp perc cel hp str)
duration
14 minutes
year
1915
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 053/052 053/053
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Three songs from Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali

Langsam, durchweg sehr zart
Leicht und fliessend
Mässig, feierlich und ruhig

Words by Rabindranath Tagore

German translation by Marie Luise Gothein

München

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