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Musica per viola alta e pianoforte

By Ignace Lilien

Chamber music
Viola and keyboard instrument (vla pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/083 009/084
published score catalogue application number NMI 12529

Dedicated to Harold Franken


Music for viola and piano

1. Allegro maestoso
2. Lento (tempo de Habanera)
3. Allegro feroce

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Composed in Lima

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