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Celdroom radiofonische scène voor spreekstem, gemengd koor en orkest, op. 65

By Marius Flothuis

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra|Speaking voice (recit SATB 2333 3331 timp perc pf str)
21 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/059
published score
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Celdroom, radiophonic scene for speaking voice, mixed choir and orchestra

Words by H.M. van Randwijk

Commissioned by the Nationaal Programma Commissie van de Nederlandche Radio Unie


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