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Fünf Gedichte des Li-Tai-Pe op. 19

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and large ensemble (voice fl fl/pic ob ob/eh 2cl 2fg 2h trp perc hp)
9 minutes
published score
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Five poems by Li-Tai-Pe

German adaptation by Klabund

I Wanderer erwacht in der Herberge
II Schenke im Frühling
III Die ferne Flöte
IV Der Tanz auf der Wolke
V Das rote Zimmer

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