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Zwei Waldlieder für eine Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung Op. 12

By Paul Seelig

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
published score catalogue application number MNmfI/0777

Nr. 1 dedicated to Anna Seyboth


Two ‘Waldlieder’ (Forest songs) for singing voice and piano Op. 12

1. Der Kukuk sprach zur Nachtigall (The cuckoo spoke to the nightingale)
2. Waldesatmen (Breath of the forest)

Words by Bertha Waltenberger

Published originally by Praeger & Meier Bremen


About Paul Seelig

(? - 06/12/1945)
Paul Seelig

Paul Seelig lived most of his life on the island of Java, but he made trips to Europe, America, Australia, Japan and Siam. He had a music business in Bandung. In his music he combined Eastern and Western elements. He developed into a renowned composer and was programmed at the Wiener Festwochen and many other venues. During the war he remained on Java, at that time Dutch territory, while his other family members lived in the Netherlands. In 1943, he was interned in a camp where he died on June 12, 1945. Many of his manuscripts and compositions were lost.

by Henk Mak van Dijk