Leeuw, Ton de

Ton de Leeuw was born on November 16, 1926 in Rotterdam. He died on May 31, 1996 in Paris (France). In 1949, after some years of composition lessons with Henk Badings, ...

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Car nos vignes sont en fleurs : pour 12 voix mixtes, 1981 / texte: extraits du Cantique des Cantiques, Ton de Leeuw

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Suite : opus 8, voor 12 dwarsfluiten, 1983 / Marc van Delft

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Night music for flute : (1966) / Ton de Leeuw

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, [1980]
Publisher's number: 01279
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Flute
Instruments: fl
Remarks: Opgedragen aan Frans Vester. - Cop. 1966. - Tijdsduur: ca. 9'
Duration: 9'00"
Number of players: 1
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Program note (English): Tropical moonlit night; Krishna plays the flute. The shepherdesses are enchanted. But just as quickly he disappears again. Radha is more sorrowful than the others.
Colourful picture of old India. But what has it got to do with us Westerners in the second half of the 20th century?
A commission for television in 1964 gave me the opportunity of composing music for a short ballet "Krishna and Radha" , choreographed by Indra Kamojojo.
Actually not of much signifiance. But Krishna's flute solo magnificently played by Frans Vester haunted me. I made a separate piece of it: "Night music".
Deep down inside of me, I had to surrender to the infathomable calm of that night when Krishna actually existed. "Night music" was written more or less spontaneously and directly. In those years, I experimented with methods related to the automatic writing of the surrealists. The purpose of this is to echo images, thoughts and sounds from the depths of the subconscious without the intermediary of consciousness. The moon and the magic flute become archetypes. Another world, which is not so distant, is dormant in us, and surfaces from time to time. Pastoral music, as if there had never been anything else.

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