Forbidden Music Regained

During the Second World War, many composers were persecuted by the Nazi’s, because they either had a Jewish background or refused to comply with Nazi rules. Their music was banned from all public performance. The Leo Smit Foundation, founded by Eleonore Pameijer in 1996, is committed to regain this music.

In more than 200 concerts, they have brought to life music that was lost and forgotten. On their website, they share with musicians, programmers and music lovers worldwide what they have found, starting with music from composers who lived and worked in the Netherlands.

Here you will find a presentation of Forbidden Music Regained.
Biographies and compositions by 35 composers.