Forbidden Music Regained


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Sept Mélodies Retrouvées

Leo Kok

genre
Vocal music
instrumentation
Voice and piano (sopr pf)
duration
13 minutes
year
1918
location of manuscript
http://www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number: microfiche NMI MNmfI/0483 also in Bibliothèque nationale de France 461901359

Details

Chanson - words by Emile Polak

Un grand sommeil noir - words by Paul Verlaine

'k hoor muziek - words by Johannes Reddingius

La lune blanche - words by Paul Verlaine

La-bas - words by Jacques Madeleine

Mijn Bleeke Gedachten... - words by Marie Metz-Koning

Je voudrai te donner - words by Emile Polak

About Leo Kok

(11/24/1893 - 08/07/1992)
Leo Kok

The term ‘homo universalis’ or Renaissance Man originated as a description of individuals, that helped humanity escape the dark ages by virtue of their open minds and tenacious pursuit of new knowledge.  Leo Kok was such a polymath in his own lifetime, the twentieth century;  a gifted football player, a pianist of the highest level, a vocal coach, a composer. He also had a great interest in literature and politics. As an anti-fascist activist he joined the resistance movement during World War II. He survived the tortures of Buchenwald but his piano career was ruined. After the war, he turned his passion to literature and books.

by Marcel Worms