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Geisterreise op. 126

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
11 minutes
published score
order printed score here


Six songs after words by Christian Morgenstern

1. Verwandlungen
2. Vergangenheiten
3. Mysterien
4. Künstlersehnsucht
5. Horch, o Seele
6. Geisterreise

ISMN: 979-0-2038-0063-7

There is a version for high voice and piano as well (Die Geisterreise)

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