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Muziek uit het ballet Luctor et emergo voor orkest en koor op. 43a

By Géza Frid

Mixed choir and orchestra|Orchestra ((GK4 ad lib.) 2222 4331 timp perc hp str)
30 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 304/146
published score
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Het vreedzame leven van een dorp, beschermd door zijn dijken (the peaceful life of a village, protected by its dikes)
De storm (the storm)
Wanhoop, troost en herstel (despair, comfort and rebuilding)

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