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Die Beiden op. 175

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and orchestra (sopr bar fl ob cl fg h trp str)
15 minutes
published score
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Words by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

1. Die Beiden
2. Frage
3. Im Grünen zu singen
4. Lied des Harlekin
5. Lied der Welt

ISMN: 979-0-2038-8138-4

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