I’ve added another poster for a second centenary concert for Walter Wurzburger – the first concert poster can be seen below.
A fascinating forgotten voice celebrates a centenary: Walter Wurzburger – or, as he must have been known before coming to the English speaking world: Walter Würzburger – possibly even Würzbürger. I heard a chamber work some years ago …and was much taken with its expressive beauty and technical polish. Would circumstances have curtailed a more successful career? Difficult to say, but I keep coming back to the concept that just as there was stolen art, there was stolen music – and of course, those things that can never be restored: stolen careers, opportunities and lives. A fascinating minor master who nonetheless should be remembered for who he was, what he achieved and above all, for having got out alive. His modest output is testimony to the miracle of the latter, and in this hundredth birthday, needs to be acknowledged and celebrated.
This is the poster for the first celebration concert: