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Frau Helga von Stavern Musikdrama in drei Aufzügen

By Jan van Gilse

genre
Opera / musical theatre
instrumentation
Opera (soloists SATTBB 3333 4331 timp 3perc hp str)
duration
200 minutes
year
1913
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 053/071 053/072
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

‘Dedicated to my wife’

Details

Miss Helga of Staveren, music drama in three acts (after a Frisian legend)

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