In an exclusive interview with New Europe, Dutch composer Johan de Meij talks about his Symphony No. 1 „The Lord of the Rings“ - his first symphony for concert band that was based on literary themes from the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien. His masterpiece premiered in 1988 with the Groot Harmonieorkest van de Belgische Gidsen and was conducted by Norbert Nozy.

 

Can you tell us more about your Symphony No. 1?

It was my first composition for wind orchestra. Previously I wrote only som...


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