Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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By Israel Olman

Vocal music
Vocal Ensemble (2-12) and piano (2 voices pf)
published score
published by Alsbach in 1933 archive registration number:NMI ABmf/1875-1879


Words by J.A. Brouwer-van Zanten

From: Eén alleen.... een nieuwe zangbundel

About Israel Olman

(08/17/1883 - 05/08/1968)
Israel Olman

Up until World War II, Israel J. Olman had been a celebrated choral conductor and composer. He wrote synagogal music and also music for socialist choirs, to be performed at major singing competitions. His fame, in addition to the fact that he was married to a Catholic woman, offered him some protection during the war. In the post-war years his reputation as a composer diminished rapidly, creating financial difficulties. The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.

by Pauline Micheels