Forbidden Music Regained

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A jid ken nor leb'n

By Hans Krieg

Vocal music
Male choir and piano (TTBB bar pf)


Words by Chaia Sajet-Reissmann

For baritone, male choir and piano

Amsterdam, 21 January 1954

Dedicated to Mr. Dr. B.H. Sajet and in memory of Mrs. Chaia Sajet-Reissmann

About Hans Krieg

Hans Krieg

The life of Hans Krieg, a German who became a Dutch citizen in 1951, was marked by the horrors of Nazi ideology. Before the war, a promising career as a composer and choral and opera conductor was on the horizon, however, when Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power, Krieg, as a persona non grata had to flee his homeland. He managed to establish a new life in the Netherlands, but after the war he had to rebuild his life. Once more he succeeded, and this humble man was recognized as a key figure in the Jewish community.

by Aagje Pabbruwe