“So what should I do as an émigré from 8:00 every morning, other than compose? […] The greatest source of inspiration for an émigré is […] the torturous power of boredom that forces… Continue reading
The author reflects on his experiences writing about Jewish composers and music that were banned or otherwise impacted by the Nazis. He has published various academic works and translations on this topic over his ten year career. His new book, Music of Exile, stems from his work at Exilarte Centre, a cultural institution he co-founded. The piece discusses the lesser-known narratives of exile music, underscoring its historical significance and cultural nuances.
Arnold Schoenberg’s letter of condolence to Erich Wolfgang Korngold after the death of his father, the equally revered and feared critic Julius Korngold.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold playing ‘Pierrots Tanzlied’ (from his 1920 opera Die tote Stadt) at a party in Hollywood.
The autograph score of Eisler’s ‘Über die Dauer des Exils’… his 1939 setting of Brecht (a poem also set by the Austrian exile pianist and composer Eduard Steuermann).
Schoenberg’s obituary of Mahler, courtesy of www.schoenberg.at