Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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The Jewish Cemetery at Newport op. 100

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (ten ob eh 2cl 2fg cfg 4h 2trb tb perc str)
6 minutes
published score
order printed score here


For tenor and orchestra

Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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