Forbidden Music Regained

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By Lex van Delden

Chamber music
Voice and piano (bas pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number: 238/029
published score
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For my beloved Miekje / 27 sept. 1944


opus 7e
Song for low voice and piano
A Cassandre, words by: Pierre de Ronsard

Is identical to opus 5c 'A Cassandre'

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