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Sinfonietta II voor tenor en kamerorkest

By Nico Richter

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra
location of manuscript aanvraagnummer 326/004

Justus Bonn


Brussels, June 1935

text by Guido Gezelle

About Nico Richter

Nico Richter

Almost all Nico Richter’s surviving compositions date from his student days. Most of them are ultrashort, inspired by Webern and Berg. As a student of medicine, he directed the student orchestra MUSA. He joined the resistance, was arrested in 1942 and sent to work in successive concentration camps. A physical wreck, he dictated his final composition on his deathbed just after liberation. His talent never reached full maturity.

by Dr. Julia Muller-van Santen