Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Schöne Frau Sie müssen sterben…

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Voice and piano (sopr/alto/ten pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/002b

‘Dedicated to my mother’


‘Beautiful women you must die…’

For soprano or alto or tenor and piano

About Ignace Lilien

Ignace Lilien

His hometown Lemberg, in the Ukraine known as Lviv, and in Poland as Lwów, has a history of occupation by shifting powers. This is why the Germans had trouble figuring out Ignace Lilien's real identity; he survived the war with forged documents. He worked as a chemical engineer, but that didn’t stop him from composing a large oeuvre. His life was as varied as his music, with influences ranging from Polish modernism to South American rhythms and timbres.

by Frans van Ruth