Monthly Archive: March, 2014

Jews in the ‘Modern State’ of 1875

In August 1875, someone with the initials C.v.W. wrote a leading article in Vienna’s ‘Neue Freie Presse’ entitled ‘Jewry in the Modern State’. This came eight years after the December Constitution of Austria… Continue reading

Eric(h) Zeisl (1905-1959): The One Who (Nearly) Got Away

There is a theory that for every single genius, there are another four or five who somehow escape notice. This is apparently nature’s means of making sure that at least one is able… Continue reading

Hans Gál and his Sacred Duck

The above sound-file is a work from 1916, for women’s chorus and orchestra called Das Bäumlein das andere Blätter hat gewollt. Gál’s op. 2 When preparing material for an exhibition on Hans Gál… Continue reading