Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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La valse des Apaches

By Samuel Schuijer

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and instrument(s) (voice pf vl vc)
year
1917
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 399/14

Details

Words by R. Rousseau

Score for voice and piano, parts for violin and cello

About Samuel Schuijer

(09/09/1873 - 12/11/1942)
Samuel Schuijer

On December 11, 1942, Samuel Schuijer was murdered in Auschwitz. His home and music school had been plundered by the Nazis. With the loss of his life and destruction of his belongings, all traces of this significant Dutch musician seemed to be erased. But a group of children in The Hague found a box containing music manuscripts, waiting for the garbage truck. They took their treasure home and it became the first step in rediscovering a lost fragment of Dutch music history.

by Carine Alders