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Chemins divers pour deux violons et piano opus 75a

By Géza Frid

Chamber music
Violin and keyboard instrument (2vl pf)
12 minutes
location of manuscript aanvraagnummer 304/019
published score
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To the duo Lemkes - Vos


Chemins tortueux
Chemins nocturnes
Chemins similaires

A version for flute, bassoon and piano exists as well.

First performance

Sep 23, 1968 Amsterdam - Bouw Lemkes, Jeanne Vos and Géza Frid

About Géza Frid

Géza Frid

The Hungarian Géza Frid was one of the key figures in the post-war Dutch music world. To escape the dictatorship of his country of origin, he fled to the Netherlands in 1927. He always remained true to the musical language of his roots. As of 1941, Frid as a stateless Jew, was prohibited from performing in public. He became involved in illegal activities and the artists' resistance movement, and it's a miracle he survived the war. After the liberation, he resumed his life as an artist. For years he was one of the most frequently performed composers in the Netherlands. Since the turn of the twentieth century there was even a sort of “Frid-Renaissance.”

by Arthur Frid