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Chansons javanaises op. 19

By Paul Seelig

Chamber music
Violin and keyboard instrument (vl pf)
location of manuscript catalogue application number MNmfIII/0225 NMI ABmf/0922

Nr. 1 dedicated to Prince Hadiwidjojo VI
Nr. 2 dedicated to H.B. Stapel


Javanese songs Op. 19

No. 1: Melodie (Kembang Katjang)
No. 2: Mélodie  (Krontjong pandan)

About Paul Seelig

(? - 06/12/1945)
Paul Seelig

Paul Seelig lived most of his life on the island of Java, but he made trips to Europe, America, Australia, Japan and Siam. He had a music business in Bandung. In his music he combined Eastern and Western elements. He developed into a renowned composer and was programmed at the Wiener Festwochen and many other venues. During the war he remained on Java, at that time Dutch territory, while his other family members lived in the Netherlands. In 1943, he was interned in a camp where he died on June 12, 1945. Many of his manuscripts and compositions were lost.

by Henk Mak van Dijk