Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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Moeders handen

By Hans Krieg

Vocal music
Voice and piano (voice pf)


Mother's hands
Words by Kurt Tucholsky (translated into Dutch by Hans Krieg)
Op. 40-4



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