Forbidden Music Regained

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Piano concertino

By Daniƫl Belinfante

Piano and orchestra (pf orchestra)
location of manuscript archive registration number 020/029 + 030


End of 1936. Composed for his pupils. Piano reduction available archive registration number 020/030

First performance

Jun 2, 1937 Performed on 2 June 1937 by the VARA-orchestra and two of Belinfante's pupil for national radio, Also performed at the Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal with an orchestra of his music school, Belinfante conducting.

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