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Elf lyrische Skizzen für Streichorchester op. 25 C

By Wilhelm Rettich

String orchestra (str)
15 minutes
published score
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Eleven lyrical sketches for string orchestra op. 25 C

I Hoffnung
II Sehnsucht
III Tod und Mädchen
IV Spiegelbild
V Erwartung
VI Landschaft
VII Morgenlicht
VIII Nacht
IX Ruhe
X Herbst
XI Dansons la Gigue

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