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Klangspiel für ein Streichquartett

By Ignace Lilien

Chamber music
String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (2vl vla vc)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/098 009/099
published score
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A play of sound for string quartet

1. Spiel der Transpositionen (play of transpositions)
2. Spiel der Klänge (play of sounds)
3. Spiel der Bausteine (play of building blocks)
4. Spiel der Intervalle (play of intervals)

See also: catalogue application number NMI 11886

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