Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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By Israel Olman

Vocal music
Mixed choir and orchestra (SATB TTBB orch)


Een cyclus uit de gedichten van Hafis, Perzisch dichter uit de 14e eeuw - Nagedicht door A.W. Grauls

For mixed choir, male choir and large orchestra
Words by A.W. Grauls, based on the 14th century Persian poet Hafis
Includes piano reduction

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 The world had changed and his musical idiom had become outdated.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