Forbidden Music Regained

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Eerste Strijkkwartet

By Daniƫl Belinfante

Chamber music
String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) (2 vl vla vc)
location of manuscript archive registration number 020/025

Eduard van Sloghem (violinist)


Blaricum, 1931

1. zeer rustig - moderato

2. ‘Wéénsche Walzen’ tempo

3. Allegro (quasi scherzo) très moderato

Performed in March 1933 for VARA radio

Performed by the Utrecht String Quartet on 15 March 2010 at the Uilenburg Concert, at the Uilenburg Synagogue, Amsterdam

Performed by a string quartet of TY Zeeuws Kamerorkest on 2 October 2015 in Middelburg (Burgerzaal) at the opening of the Etty Hillesum Centre

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