“We have eradicated International Jewry from cultural life; we have purged the theatres and cinemas and we have returned a respectable press to the German people. We have placed our entire intellectual and… 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.
A passage from Toch’s 1921 Die chinesische Flöte, based on the same Hans Bethge collection of oriental poetry that spurred Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
A new recording of Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber, captured at De Nederlandse Opera last September, will be released later this year on Challenge Classics.
A mini-documentary about the Orchestra of the Swan, an ensemble has done a huge amount to re-establish Hans Gál’s music within the repertoire.