Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Zilveren-feestmarsch Op. 4

By Jan van Gilse

Chamber music
Piano 4 hands (pf4h)
location of manuscript archive registration number 053/002 053/003


Silver festive march Op. 4

At the occasion of the silver wedding of my parents, 4 April 1896

About Jan van Gilse

(05/11/1881 - 09/08/1944)
Jan van Gilse

Jan van Gilse received his musical education in Germany. His music developed into a synthesis of French impressionism and German romanticism. He became a popular conductor and one of the founders of the Society of Dutch composers (GeNeCo) and also the copyright organization BUMA. During the war, this socially engaged human being was fiercely anti-German. He had to pay a heavy price for his fighting spirit.

by dr. Hans van Dijk