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2 Préludes

By Mischa Hillesum

genre
Chamber music
instrumentation
Piano (pf)
duration
12 minutes
year
1940
location of manuscript
Jewish Historical Museum www.jhm.nl archive registeration number D007697
status
published score
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Details

March 1939, Op. 1 No. 1

February 1940 Op. 1 No. 2

About Mischa Hillesum

Mischa Hillesum

The pianist Mischa Hillesum was an extremely musical, sensitive but also mentally unstable personality. Conservatory teachers acknowledged his stunning talents and audiences were thrilled by his performances. Music was his primary necessity, his way of dealing with daily realities. He was hospitalized several times in a mental institution. In 1943, the Hillesum family arrived in Westerbork. Mischa eventually died while detained as a forced laborer in Warsaw. Only a few of his compositions are known.

by Jan Willem Regenhardt