Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Sest' pesen - Zes Russische liederen

By Marjo Tal

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)
published score
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After depriving me (Osip Mandelstam)

The poet (Anna Akhmatova)

The reed pipe (Aleksandr Blok)

Dear friend, don't you see (Vladimir Soloviev)

Dear friend, in this quiet home (Aleksandr Blok)

Kindness to horses (Vladimir Majakovsky)

About Marjo Tal

(01/15/1915 - 08/27/2006)
Marjo Tal

Marjo Tal shunned publicity and rarely gave interviews. As a composer and a pianist she was solely concerned with creating and recreating music, and was subservient to this her entire life. The few magazine articles about her published through the years reveal her passionate and self-conscious artistry. Sparse photographic material shows a beautiful woman with sensual and melancholic features. Tal survived the war underground. Her career as a pianist peaked in the mid 1960s and she then focused more on composing. At the end of her life she emigrated to Israel.

by Esther Blom