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Toneelmuziek bij "Net als u wilt" van William Shakespeare op. 65

By Géza Frid

Incidental music
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and instrument(s)
12 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 304/147-1 304/147-2


Also known as Incidental music with "Driekoningenavond" (Twelfth Night) by William Shakespeare op. 65

Dutch words by Dolf Verspoor

3 voices with instrumental ensemble

With handwritten corrections. Includes fragment (original) of harp part.

Version for baritone and harp (or piano) opus 65a is published by Donemus

A version for string orchestra also exists (NMI 304/147-3)

First performance

Uitvoering met Nederlandse Comedie

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