Forbidden Music Regained

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By Israel Olman

Vocal music
Mixed choir (SSAA TTBB)
location of manuscript archive registration number: NMI ABmf/2352

Jac. H. Tamminga


Words by Carel Steven Adema van Scheltema

for female choir plus male choir

published by Alsbach, Amsterdam

About Israel Olman

(08/17/1883 - 05/08/1968)
Israel Olman

Up until World War II, Israel J. Olman had been a celebrated choral conductor and composer. He wrote synagogal music and also music for socialist choirs, to be performed at major singing competitions. His fame, in addition to the fact that he was married to a Catholic woman, offered him some protection during the war. In the post-war years his reputation as a composer diminished rapidly, creating financial difficulties. The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.

by Pauline Micheels