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Trois Chansons d'Amour

By Israel Olman

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
9 minutes
location of manuscript

Silvano Isalberti and Tina de Spada


Words by André Marchand

1 Si tu m'aimais!

2. Un Mendiant

3. Berceuse

First performance

Jan 7, 1906 Berceuse and Si tu m'aimais first performed by Silvano Isalberti and Tina de Spada at the 'Paleis voor de Volksvlijt' in 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 The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.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