Forbidden Music Regained

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Modern times sonata (violin and piano)

By Ignace Lilien

Chamber music
Violin and keyboard instrument (vl pf)
15 minutes
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/079 009/147.1
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- Allegro
- Andante cantabile
- Rondo Brésilien

See also: catalogue application number NMI 12226 catalogue application number NDM 1538 catalogue application number MNmfIII/0196 (Rondo Brésilien)

There is an arrangement (by Dolf de Kinkelder) for orchestra as well.

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