Forbidden Music Regained

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Vier antieke fragmenten voor a cappella koor op. 41

By Marius Flothuis

Vocal music
Mixed choir (SATB)
4 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/040
published score
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Dedicated to the Vossius choir and conductor Nico Schuyt

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