Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Rembrandt‘s portrait of a Rabbi op. 52 A

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
3 minutes
published score
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Words by Alfred Noyes (German translation by Wilhelm Rettich)

ISMN: 979-0-2038-0112-2

This is an adaptation of movement 6 of Sinfonia Olandese

About Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich belonged to that generation of those whose work and life was deeply affected by the First and Second World Wars. Captivity, persecution, hiding and losses scarred his life. In 1933, he emigrated to the Netherlands, where he survived the war in hiding. Rettich worked a great deal for the radio, a young and progressive medium at that time. Although he became a Dutch citizen after the World War II, he returned to Germany in 1964.

by Diet Scholten