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Various Composers
Forbidden Music in World War II (10CD)
Etcetera Records
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Price £27.99
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This CD box set, released seventy years after World War II ended, contains music composed by those who were persecuted during that same war and any performance of these works was strictly forbidden at the time. Nineteen Dutch composers were deported to concentration camps of which only six survived the atrocities. Others went into hiding or they survived using fake identities. Almost all saw their musical career end inopportunely. The untimely loss of these composers dealt a severe blow to Dutch music history and as a result the musical landscape was completely altered. Therefore, this box set is designed to revalidate the generation of composers that was lost in the war. The Leo Smit Foundation has done research on these maltreated, forgotten composers and their works. Artistic manager Eleonore Pameijer assisted Etcetera in assembling the set from a collection of previously released recordings on a range of other labels. CD no.10 however, contains a number of surprises and premières.

Musicians include - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, Isabelle Van Keulen, Ronald Brautigam, Pieter Wispelwey, Eleonore Pameijer, Utrecht String Quartet, Dmitri Ferschtman, Frans Van Ruth, Viotta Ensemble, Ebony Quartet, Leo Smit Ensemble

Featured composers on this ‘budget priced’ 10CD box set - Henriëtte Bosmans [1895-1952] Lex van Delden [1919-1988] Jan van Gilse [1881-1944] Dick Kattenburg [1919-1944] Ignace Lilien [1897-1964] Leo Smit [1900-1943] Rosy Wertheim [1888-1949] Nico Richter [1915-1945] Marius Flothuis [1914-2001] Sem Dresden [1881-1957] Wilhelm Rettich [1892-1988] Leo Kok [1893-1992] Mischa HillEsum [1920-1944] Sim Gokkes [1897-1943] Daniël Belinfante [1893-1945] Theo Smit Sibinga [1899-1958] Martin Spanjaard [1892-1942] Bob Hanf [1894-1944] Marjo Tal [1915-2006]
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