Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Het Lied der arme Klanten op. 151

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Male choir and piano (bar TTBB pf)
6 minutes
published score
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The song of the poor customer

Words (Dutch) by Frederik van Eeden

ISBN: 978-0-203-88109-5

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