Forbidden Music Regained

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Fünf trunkene Lieder

By Ignace Lilien

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
published score catalogue application number MNmfI/0549

Dedicated to Johannes Daniel Carrière


Five drunk songs

1. Nacht (Serenata)
2. Weib (von den Äugelein)
3. Herz (Delirium)
4. Lenz (von der Sehnsucht und Einsamkeit)
5. Tod (Der blasse Freund)

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