Forbidden Music Regained

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Trio à cordes

By Dick Kattenburg

Chamber music
String Trio (violin, viola, cello) (vl vla vc)
location of manuscript archive registration number 494/044
published score
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1937-1938. 1939 Includes a drawing of a string trio in water colour, most likely depicting Anton Dresden (cello), Theo Kroeze (viola) and Dick Kattenburg (violin)

First performance

Dec 17, 1938 In december 1938, an informal concert was given at the house of Dick's teacher Hugo Godron, which was reviewed in a local newspaper 'Gooi- en Eemlander' on 19th December 1938


Kattenburg Trio a cordes.jpg
Kattenburg Trio a cordes.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