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Leo Smit Stichting
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Concerto per strumenti a corde

By Ignace Lilien

String orchestra (str)
location of manuscript archive registration number 009/109 009/110
published score catalogue application number NMI 11950


Concerto for string orchestra

1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Notturno (Andante)
3. Meditazioni sopra un corale di J.S. Bach

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