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Musica Notturna a Cinque per quattro violoncelli e arpa

By Lex van Delden

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Mixed ensemble (2-11 players) (hp 4vc)
duration
13 minutes
year
1967
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 238 / 124
status
published score
order printed score here
dedication

Commissioned by the Holland Festival

Details

opus 90
Amsterdam, 07-01-1967

First performance

Jun 28, 1967 Den Haag - Piet Lentz, Ben de Ligt, Marijke Verberne, Agnes Jas en Ada Brussen

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill