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Vier Miniaturen voor Piano Vierhandig

By Fania Chapiro

Chamber music
Piano 4 hands (pf 4-hands)
location of manuscript archive registration number:362/031
published score
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February 1955

About Fania Chapiro

(06/10/1926 - 12/06/1994)
Fania Chapiro

Fania Chapiro was born in 1926 in Indonesia (the former Dutch East Indies), on the island of Java, in a carefree musical environment. She had a Russian father, her mother was Dutch. Both parents cherished the exceptional musical talent of their only child, making many sacrifices to support this. Fania was half-Jewish and that would affect the course of her career. When she wrote in her diary in early 1935:  “I have decided to become a composer and a wonderful pianist,” she could not expect the war would get in her way. Despite everything, she persevered; her efforts culminated in a beautiful career as a pianist and composer.

Margaret Krill