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Zes Mexicaanse liederen (Six Mexican songs)

By Dick Kattenburg

Orchestra (bar 2fl 2ob 2cl 2fg 4h 2trp 2 trb timp perc celesta str)
location of manuscript aanvraagnummer 494/033


14 July 1943. 6 songs by Joël Engel. Mexican is code for Jewish. Texts are in Jewish. Signed under a false name C.J. van Assendelft van Wijck. Unfinished

I. ‘Men zegt: er is een land’

II. ‘Madi l’at gamadi l’at’


Kattenburg 6 liederen Joel Engel 'Men zegt'.jpg
Kattenburg 6 liederen Joel Engel 'Men zegt'.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