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Sinfonietta II voor tenor en kamerorkest

Nico Richter

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and orchestra
year
1935
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl aanvraagnummer 326/004
dedication

Justus Bonn

Details

Brussels, June 1935

text by Guido Gezelle

About Nico Richter

Nico Richter

Almost all Nico Richter’s surviving compositions date from his student days. Most of them are ultrashort, inspired by Webern and Berg. As a student of medicine, he directed the student orchestra MUSA. He joined the resistance, was arrested in 1942 and sent to work in successive concentration camps. A physical wreck, he dictated his final composition on his deathbed just after liberation. His talent never reached full maturity.

by Dr. Julia Muller-van Santen