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Rebekka op. 69 Nr.3 (soprano or mezzo soprano and orchestra)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (sopr/sopr-m 3fl 2ob eh 2cl cl-b 3fg 4h 3trp 3trb tb perc hp str)
9 minutes
published score
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Words by Aart van der Leeuw (German translation by Wilhelm Rettich)

There is version for soprano and piano and a version for mezzo soprano and piano as well.

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