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.
Pirzadi Noor-un-nisa Inayat-Khan
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…
Many of the composers works were first performed here in The Philharmonie, in old Haarlem, the Netherlands