Forbidden Music Regained

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Een Amsterdamsch Lied

By Lex van Delden

Vocal music
Mixed choir and piano (GK4 pf)
10 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number: 238/060
published score
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To Amsterdam and her citizens


opus 29
Word by Jan Campert

About Lex van Delden

(09/10/1919 - 07/01/1988)
Lex van Delden

During World War II, Alexander Zwaap had to cover his identity by living under an alias. As of 1953, he legally changed his name to Lex van Delden. His life story is impressive considering the traumatic events he experienced in the war years. A past of which he never spoke, and which he knew to overcome with tremendous courage and resilience. Music was for him a “transfer medium between people.” He literally practiced this with his compositions. Van Delden was a great advocate of Dutch music and held several board positions in the Dutch music world.

by Margaret Krill