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Suite über altniederländische Weihnachtslieder op. 90 Nr. 2C

By Wilhelm Rettich

String orchestra (str)
18 minutes
published score
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Suite on old Dutch Christmas songs

I Andantino mosso
II Andantino tranquillo
III Allegretto mosso e piacevole
IV Allegretto tranquillo
V Vivo non troppo
VI Andante non troppo
VII Allegretto con moto

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