“The cautious mood at the end of the war in 1918 would start to produce new creative drives towards what a younger generation hoped might become a musical utopia that would rise from the ashes of the old-world order. But the ‘twenty-year armistice’ was frequently jolted by aftershocks. The epicentre of this ‘Dance on the Volcano’ was no longer post-imperial Vienna, but dynamic and modern Berlin.”

– from Forbidden Music