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Zwei Balladen op. 38 C (voice and piano)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
published score
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Two ballads op. 38 C

1. Die Herzen
2. Die Reiter

Words by Rudolf G. Binding

ISMN: 979-0-2038-0082-8

There are two other versions:
for low voice and piano
for tenor and piano

Not to be confused with “Zwei Balladen op. 62”

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