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Fragmente aus Goethes "Faust" op. 180

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Female choir and orchestra|Voice and orchestra (sopr ten bar SSAA 2fl ob ob/eh 2cl fg fg/cfg 4h 2 trp 3 trb tb timp hp str)
35 minutes
published score
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Fragments from “Faust” by Goethe

Words by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I Szene aus Faust und Mephisto
II Gretchen am Spinnrad
III Gretchens Gebet
IV Ständchen des Mephisto
V Schluss der Kerkerszene
VI Schluss des 5. Akts

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