Forbidden Music Regained

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By Lex van Delden

Chamber music
Wind and string instrument(s) (fl vl vla vc)
15 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number: 238/090
published score
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Commissioned by the Ministry of O. K. en W. for the Amsterdam Chamber Music Society


opus 58

First performance

Mar 14, 1958 Amsterdam - Hubert Barwahser, Piet Heuwekemeijer, Koen van der Molen en Johan de Nobel.

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