Forbidden Music Regained

Leo Smit Stichting
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La lune blanche luit dans les bois

By Simon Gokkes

Vocal music
Voice and piano (sopr or ten pf)
location of manuscript archive registration number: 189/040


Words by Paul Verlaine

Amsterdam, June 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