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Tooneelmuziek bij “Het Drijvende Eiland” van W. Ph. Pos op. 5

By Marius Flothuis

Incidental music
Piano and large ensemble (pf org instr)
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/005


Music for a stage play by W. Ph. Pos ‘Floating island’


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