Forbidden Music Regained


Leo Smit Stichting
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Simon Gokkes

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (sopr or ten pf)
year
1928
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: 189/036

Details

Words by François Pauwels

Amsterdam, May 1928

About Simon Gokkes

Simon Gokkes

Relatively little is known about the life of Simon Gokkes. Most of his compositions were lost during the war; in the preserved works his preference for Jewish and biblical themes is apparent. From a young age Gokkes worked as a choir and opera conductor. He rescued a number of operas from oblivion. He and his family were murdered in Auschwitz in 1943.

by Diet Scholten