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Katharsis symphonisch ballet

By Bertus van Lier

Orchestra (3343 4432 4Wag-tb timp perc str)
26 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 193/032a-b 193/032d-f
published score
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Choreography by Sonia Gaskel

Het kwaad (Evil)
De idealist (The idealist)
Het echtpaar (The couple)
Groep van mannen en meisjes (Group of men and girls)
Moeder met kind (Berceuse) (Mother with child)
Oud vrouwtje-Twee kinderen-Oud vrouwtje en kinderen (Old women-Two children-Old women and children)
De verliefden (Lovers)
Worsteling van een meisje met het kwaad (struggle of the girl with evil)
Strijd van jonge man (battle of the young man)

About Bertus van Lier

Bertus van Lier

Composer Bertus van Lier was a versatile and determined intellectual. From the start of World World II he upheld his principles against the occupier. During and after the war he maintained this attitude towards those colleagues who were suspected of collaboration with the enemy. In compositions written during the war, Van Lier expressed his resistance to the deprivation of liberty, especially in his vocal works. After the liberation his work as composer diminished and he focused on his activities as a musicologist, pedagogue and publicist.

by Diet Scholten