Forbidden Music Regained

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Palestijnse volksliederen

By Dick Kattenburg

Chamber music
Violin and keyboard instrument
location of manuscript archive registration number 494/014

YCWS (Ytia Walburg Schmidt)


Early 1942. Signed under false name ‘KvD’. Dedicated to YCWS (Ytia Walburg Schmidt). Melody is the same as in Palestinian songs for voice and piano. Date in Hebrew

I. Emeklied

II. Alla Horra


Kattenburg Palestijnse volksliederen.jpg
Kattenburg Palestijnse volksliederen.jpg

About Dick Kattenburg

(11/11/1919 - 09/30/1944)
Dick Kattenburg

Dick Kattenburg was extremely talented. It was obvious that he would enjoy a flourishing career as a violinist for years to come. Even today, some seventy years later, his appealing music immediately touches the heart. A large part of his oeuvre was created during his period in hiding. He was murdered at the age of 24. Thanks to his romance with a young flutist, his manuscripts were preserved and found an audience after all these years.

by Carine Alders