Forbidden Music Regained


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Mei-verbeelding

By Israel Olman

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Mixed choir (SSAA TTBB)
year
1952
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: NMI ABmf/2352
dedication

Jac. H. Tamminga

Details

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 The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.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