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Menuett für kleines Orchester op. 40 Nr. 3A

By Wilhelm Rettich

Orchestra (2202 0000 str)
5 minutes
published score
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This is the third movement of the “Suite im alten Stil” op. 40 but with a different instrumentation.

Not to be confused with “Menuet” op. 105


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