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Pastorale op. 49 B (oboe and harp)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Chamber music
Harp|Oboe (ob hp)
7 minutes
published score
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There is a version for flute and string orchestra as well.

See also: catalogue application number NMI 125 C-E (510)

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