Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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Sinfonie I

By Nico Richter

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (2121 2110 perc cel hp str(8.8.6.6.6.))
duration
8 minutes
year
1936
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl aanvraagnummer 326/005
status
published score
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Details

Ascona, 1-5 August 1936

Allegro vivo
Andantino
Grave
Presto

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