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The Music of the Netherlands AntillesWhy Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart$
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Jan Brokken

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461855

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.001.0001

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Celebratory and Elegiac Waltzes

Celebratory and Elegiac Waltzes

(p.89) 16 Celebratory and Elegiac Waltzes
The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the custom of Aruban and Curacaoan composers to write waltzes, dedicated to individuals, usually as birthday presents and the history of the patronage of the arts, ending with a detailed discussion of Charles Maduro (1993-1947) a Curacaoan Jewish banker music, championing local music in New York.

Keywords:   Charles Maduro, Maduro & Curiel’s Bank, Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, Maurice Chevalier, S.E.L. Maduro Music Foundation

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