www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 047/080a1 047/080a2
Voor je Smooke van Sempje voor een grapje gemaakt op 7 Februari en gestuurd op 14 Februari 1905
(Made for Smooke from little Sem as a small joke on 7 February and sent on 14 February 1905)
Words by Otto Julius Bierbaum
About Sem Dresden
Despite his German-oriented teachers, Sem Dresden felt attracted early on to modern French music. He developed his own refined and sober style, composing his entire life. Dresden was of pivotal importance to Dutch musical life, working as a choral conductor and director of the conservatories in Amsterdam and The Hague. His legendary composition classes had a major impact during the interwar period.