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Suite pour le piano

By Leo Smit

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Piano (pf)
duration
9 minutes
year
1926
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 119/004a
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Original publisher Sénart, Paris, also printed by Eggers (Leiden 1926)

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