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Suite im alten Stil op. 40 B (for violin and chamber orchestra)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Violin and orchestra (vl 2202 0000 str)
22 minutes
published score
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Suite in old style

I Sarabande
II Bourrée
III Menuet
IV Canon
V Air
VI Gigue

There are 5 more versions:
for orchestra
for cello and string orchestra op. 40 A
for viola and string orchestra op. 40 C
for string orchestra op. 40 D
for cello and chamber orchestra op. 40 A (E)

See also: catalogue application number NMI 11738

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