www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl 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
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.