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Vijf liederen voor mezzo-sopraan en piano

By Marius Flothuis

Vocal music
Voice and piano (sopr-m pf)
8 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 351/146 351/135 351/138 351/143 351/145
published score
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Five songs for mezzo-soprano and piano

Kinderliedje op. 003a (1938) (Children's song) (Christian Morgenstern)
Oog en hart (1965) (Eye and heart) (Adriaan Roland Holst)
Songs (1971) (Margaret Crosland)
Liebeslied (1976) (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Lullaby (1976)

(1938-1976) Amsterdam - Eugene - Los Angeles


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