Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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Het lyk

Nico Richter

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and keyboard instrument (Bass pf)
duration
1 minutes
year
1940
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl aanvraagnummer 326/009-1a
dedication

Hendrik Lindt

Details

Amsterdam, 2 March 1940

Text by Wim Kriste

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