Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Open Access 7. Constant van de Wall, a European–Javanese Composer

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

7. Constant van de Wall, a European–Javanese Composer

Access full text chapter:

  • PDF

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses Van de Wall's most important works that were inspired by Java: compositions in which the Malay and Arabic languages, the pantun, Islam, wayang, Javanese dances and gamelan music were first introduced on the concert stage. As has been said, the Western, romantic or moderately modern idiom is dominant and the specifically Javanese element is subsidiary. The works in question: Two Javanese Rhapsodies (Rhapsodies javanaises I and II) for solo piano, the first from 1904 and the second written in 1930; two Islamic songs for voice and piano: Arabische Doodenzang (the Arabian Song of Death) from 1905 and Mohammedaansch Gebed (the Mohammedan Prayer) from 1915; Maleische liederen (the Malay Songs), written before 1906; the songs Schimmenspel (Shadow-play) from 1918 and Tropische Nacht (Tropical Night) from 1919, for voice and piano, and Een Wajang-Legende (A Wayang Legend); finally, the opera Attima, which features a complete gamelan performance.

Keywords: Arabische Doodenzang; Attima; Een Wajang-Legende; Maleische liederen; Mohammedaansch Gebed; Rhapsodies javanaises; Schimmenspel; Van de Wall



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Recollecting Resonances — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation