Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Inleidend koor (Kindersprookje)

By Daniƫl Belinfante

Vocal music
Children's choir and piano (sa pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number: 020/054


Introduction large scale choir composition 'Children's Fairytale'

Text: Bij een groot paleis.... (at a large palace...)


About Daniel Belinfante

(03/06/1893 - 01/27/1945)
Daniel Belinfante

Daniel Belinfante's manuscripts, donated in 1955 to the Dutch Music Institute in The Hague by his widow Martha Belinfante-Dekker, remained untouched for decades. It is an oeuvre of some 100 compositions consisting of solo concertos, an orchestral suite, string quartets, works for strings and piano, songs and choral works. During his lifetime, Belinfante's music was rarely performed. After his violent death in Fürstengrube, a subcamp of Auschwitz, it would take sixty years before his music was rediscovered.

by Marcel Worms