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Groot, Rokus de

The legacy of 'Umar Khayyám in music in the Netherlands. Rokus de Groot.
In: The great 'Umar Khayyám. Leiden, Leiden University Press, 2012. pp. 143-160.

De Groot studies several compositions by Dutch composers. In addition to this aspect of Khayyám’s musical reception, De Groot’s contribution explores how Dutch composers responded to Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát and other translations of Khayyám’s poetry. Composers reacted differently to Khayyám’s quatrains: while a number of them concentrated on a spiritual meaning of the quatrains, others composed pieces in which hedonism is put to a central place.