Forbidden Music Regained

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Der Kuckuck

By Sem Dresden

Chamber music
Voice and piano (medium pf / high pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number 047/074a1 047/074b1


Words from des Knaben Wunderhorn

Version for middle voice and a version for high voice

About Sem Dresden

Sem Dresden

Despite his German-oriented teachers, Sem Dresden felt attracted early on to modern French music. He developed his own refined and sober style, composing his entire life. Dresden was of pivotal importance to Dutch musical life, working as a choral conductor and director of the conservatories in Amsterdam and The Hague. His legendary composition classes had a major impact during the interwar period.

by Geert van den Dungen