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Tristan : für eine Tenorstimme und Orchester oder Klavier op. 56

By Wilhelm Rettich

Vocal music
Voice and orchestra (voice orch)
location of manuscript
ETH Zürich, OCLC 863018508


Words by August von Platen, Thomas Mann
Amsterdam, ca 1950

About Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich

Wilhelm Rettich belonged to that generation of those whose work and life was deeply affected by the First and Second World Wars. Captivity, persecution, hiding and losses scarred his life. In 1933, he emigrated to the Netherlands, where he survived the war in hiding. Rettich worked a great deal for the radio, a young and progressive medium at that time. Although he became a Dutch citizen after the World War II, he returned to Germany in 1964.

by Diet Scholten