Forbidden Music Regained

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Sonate voor fluit en klavier

By Leo Smit

Chamber music
Flute and keyboard instrument (fl pf)
15 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 119/011
published score
order printed score here


First movement completed in Amsterdam, 21 December 1939

Second movement completed on 12 February 1943

Third movement completed on 11 June 1941

I. Allegro

II. Lento

III. Allegro moderato


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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