Forbidden Music Regained

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Tango from Suite de la Mort

By Daniƫl Belinfante

Chamber music
Piano (pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number: 020/073


June 1934

For piano. Unfinished sketches for choir and orchestra

First performance

Jun 17, 1934 As part of the Suite de la Mort, performed by the VARA Orchestra, conductor Ernst Ewald Gebert.

About Daniel Belinfante

(03/06/1893 - 01/27/1945)
Daniel Belinfante

Daniel Belinfante's manuscripts, donated in 1955 to the Dutch Music Institute in The Hague by his widow Martha Belinfante-Dekker, remained untouched for decades. It is an oeuvre of some 100 compositions consisting of solo concertos, an orchestral suite, string quartets, works for strings and piano, songs and choral works. During his lifetime, Belinfante's music was rarely performed. After his violent death in Fürstengrube, a subcamp of Auschwitz, it would take sixty years before his music was rediscovered.

by Marcel Worms