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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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A Wrong Modulation

A Wrong Modulation

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The Music of the Netherlands Antilles

Jan Brokken

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter relates the story the advent of the Curacao Symphony Orchestra, which in the 20th century morphed into the Curacao Philharmonic Orchestra, the life and times of its conductor Rudolf Boskaljon and a discussion of the European versus African influences on classical music in Curacao portraying the tragic figure of composer Elias Martinus, alias, Jacobo Conrad.

Keywords:   Curacao waltz, German music, Italian opera, polemics, Shell oil

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