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Nachtbilder op. 78 3a, 4a (low voice and piano)

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and piano (low pf)
location of manuscript catalogue application number NMI MNmfI/0724


2 songs from Nachtbilder op. 78 (for mixed choir) set for low voice and piano

Words by Goethe

1. Der du von dem Himmel bist
2. Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh

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