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Osnabrück revives Hans Gál’s DAS LIED DER NACHT

Das Lied der Nacht (The Song of the Night), by Austrian-born composer and musicologist Hans Gál (1890-1987) was first performed to great success on 24 April 24, 1926 at the Wroclaw Theatre, but was never performed again after 1930; there is also no commercial recording of the work. The performances in Osnabrück (which commence on 29 April) will…

CPO’s recording of Joseph Beer’s ‘Polnische Hochzeit’ wins multiple awards

The CPO CD of of Joseph Beer’s pre-WWII “blockbuster” POLNISCHE HOCHZEIT was just awarded 3 Gold Medals at the Global Music Awards: 1 for Classical/Operatic Music 1 for Composition/Composer (Joseph Beer) 1 for Album/New Release. Copies are available on Amazon.

Prize for the Jewish Chamber Philharmonic

Congratulations to the NJK on this richly deserved recognition for their work! Sächsische Zeitung Prize for the Jewish Chamber Philharmonic December 30, 2016, Dresden. For their commitment to the remembrance of Nazi crimes, Dresden’s New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic (NJK) has been awarded the Hosenfeld/Szpilman Prize. The name of this award reflects a very special history:…

Germany to fund research into Nazis’ “degenerate art”

The German government says it will fund research into the Nazis’ campaign against so-called “degenerate art” at Berlin’s Free University (Freie Universität) in 2017 after a private foundation withdrew funding. The “degenerate art” unit at the Free University investigates the Nazis’ campaign against art they considered corrupt and linked with mental illness, Bolshevism, Jews and…

Dislocated Memories Wins Excellence Award

Dislocated Memories: Jews, Music and Postwar German Culture, edited by Tina Frühauf and Lily E. Hirsch, with Afterwarod by Philip V. Bohlman won the 2016 Award for Excellence for an Edited Volume on Jewish Studies and Music by the Jewish Stidues and Music Group of the American Musicological Society.

“Forbidden Composers” Festival in Arizona

Great news! On October 14, 2016 Michael Haas (Author of the wonderful book Forbidden Music: The Jewish COmposers Banned by the Nazis, writer of the Forbidden Music blog and i.a. co-chairman of Austria’s Exil.arte), Stephen Hinton (Professor of Music at Stanford University and author i.a. of the book about Kurt Weill’s complete stage works Weill’s…

Art Musics of Israel

Art Musics of Israel: Identities, Ideologies, Influences – March 2011 This conference was presented with the Institute of Musical Research at the University of London under Director Dr. Malcolm Miller. Themed days focused on aspects of East and West, Arabic and Jewish musics, nationalism and ideologies of pioneer generations, modernism and post-modernism. Papers on composers from…

Conferences

Past Conference Programmes 1991-2008 Annual conferences have been – and will be held, in different centres on specific aspects relevant to current research. Previous Conferences 2000: ICSM: Thwarted Voices, Schreker and his students, London JMI SOAS 2002 June: ICSM Seminar Continental Britons, London JMI SOAS 2002 August: Musical Degeneracies: a conference at Cambridge University 2006…

Vienna Series of Exhibitions

The Vienna series of six exhibitions included ‘Continental Britons’ featuring Hans Gal and Egon Wellesz; Franz Schreker; Erich Korngold; other refugees to Hollywood such as Erich Zeisl; Hanns Eisler; and Ernst Toch. These exhibitions were highly influential in Vienna as music by all these composers was performed by Austrian orchestras and soloists and on Austrian…

Music, Oppression & Exile

Music, Oppression & Exile: the Impact of Nazism on the Musical Development in the 20th Century – April 2008 This conference presented by ICSM in cooperation with the Jewish Music Institute (SOAS) and the Institute of Musical Research, University of London, had four key themes – the musical life in Europe before Hitler, the mechanics…