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Variaties op een Nederlands volkslied voor orkest en koor op. 29b

By Géza Frid

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra ((GK4 ad lib.) 3243 sax-a 4331 timp 3perc str)
10 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 304/144
published score
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Based on “Hier komt Pauwel Jonas aan” (Here comes Pauwel Jonas)

There are several versions of this work opus 29 and opus 29a

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