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Drei Rilke Lieder op. 23

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
6 minutes
published score
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Three Rilke songs op. 23

Words by Rainer Maria Rilke

1. Das war der Tag
2. Immer wieder aus dem Spiegelglase
3. Welt war in dem Antlitz der Geliebten

ISMN: 979-0-2038-0044-6

Not to be confused with op. 123

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