Forbidden Music Regained

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Ballade van Westerbork

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Voice and piano (sopr sopr/alto/tenor pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/018 009/019a+b 009/165


 The ballade of Westerbork

3 songs:
1. Razzia (The raid) for soprano and piano
2. De kindertrein (The children’s train) for soprano and piano
3. (?) for soprano or alto or tenor and piano

See also: catalogue application number MNmfI/0546

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