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Vier Morgenstern liederen op. 3

By Marius Flothuis

Vocal music
Voice and piano (sopr pf)
8 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/003-1
published score
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‘Four Morgenstern songs’

Words by Christian Morgenstern

Der Morgen war von Dir erfüllt
Es ist Nacht
O, Nacht
Wasserfall bei Nacht

There is a version for soprano and orchestra as well: ‘Vier liederen voor sopraan en orkest (opus 3)’

About Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis

Marius Flothuis led an eventful life. Early on, he was politically aware and left-wing orientated. He lost his job at the Concertgebouw Orchestra on his refusal to register with the Kultuurkamer, a regulatory cultural agency installed by the German occupying forces during World War II. He was arrested for his resistance work, imprisoned in Camp Vught and deported to Sachsenhausen in 1944. Meanwhile, he continued composing and survived the hardships. In the postwar Dutch and international music worlds he held numerous positions.

by Joyce Kiliaan