Forbidden Music Regained

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Mein Herz ist wie ein See so Weit

By Jan van Gilse

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (sopr orch)
location of manuscript archive registration number 053/060-2


‘My heart is as wide as the sea’

Words by Friedrich Nietzsche


About Jan van Gilse

(05/11/1881 - 09/08/1944)
Jan van Gilse

Jan van Gilse received his musical education in Germany. His music developed into a synthesis of French impressionism and German romanticism. He became a popular conductor and one of the founders of the Society of Dutch composers (GeNeCo) and also the copyright organization BUMA. During the war, this socially engaged human being was fiercely anti-German. He had to pay a heavy price for his fighting spirit.

by dr. Hans van Dijk