La Monotonia for Strings, Opus 13
from the album "Symphonic Works"
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My first symphonic composition “Suite Symphonique” opus 7, was performed first 1955 in a Dutch radio programme by the orchestra of s’Hertogenbosch, which I conducted myself. This work is a “Requiem”, dedicated to my sister Noorunissa, also known as “Madeleine “ (posthumously awarded the George Cross and Croix de Guerre) .
“La Monotonia” opus 13, a composition for strings (Excerpt from the Suite Symphonique opus 7), I conducted 1968 in the Philips Hall with the Brabants Orchestra in Holland.
Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan was born on New Years Day 1914 in Moscow, Russia, on the eve of WW I and the Russian Revolution. She was the first child of Hazrat Inayat Khan, an Indian mystic, musician, and Sufi teacher, and Ora Ray Baker, a young American woman who met her husband in 1910 at his first concert in North America, performed in the Hindu Temple in San Francisco. Read more…