The composers Rosy Wertheim, a member of the well known Amsterdam Jewish banking family, was born in 1888. After her secondary schooling, her parents sent her to a boarding school in Neuilly, where she was inspired to become a pianist because of the excellent lessons which she received there. Upon returning to the Netherlands, she earned her diploma from the Netherlands Musical Society and took harmony and counterpoint lessons from Bernard Zweers and Sem Dresden. During the 1920s she taught at the Amsterdam Muzieklyceum; in addition, her social conscience led her to conduct the womens chorus of the Religious Socialist Association and childrens choruses consisting of the worst little brats of Amsterdam, the so-called island children who came from the poorest parts of the city….Download booklet
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