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Modern Times Sonata

By Ignace Lilien

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Violin and keyboard instrument
duration
15'00" minutes
year
1935
status
published score
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Details

Allegro
Andante cantabile
Rondo Brésilien

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.

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