Recovering A Musical Heritage

May 1, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Join host James Conlon on an exploration of music from a lost generation of composers silenced, imprisoned, or killed under the Third Reich. He will illuminate the stories and legacies of composers including Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Victor Ullmann, and Erwin Schulhoff, in a special program to celebrate this rich, revived musical heritage.

WFMT is airing this special in honor of Yom HaShoah, the state of Israel’s official Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins tonight.


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Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid), III. Sehr gedehnt, mit schmerzvollem Ausdruck, by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne; James Conlon, conductor

Prelude to Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatized), by Franz Schreker
L.A. Opera Orchestra; James Conlon, conductor

“Von allem was geschieht” (“The Emperor’s Farewell”) from the opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Emperor of Atlantis), by Viktor Ullmann
Michael Kraus, baritone; Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig; Lothar Zagrosek, conductor

Hot-Sonata for Alto Saxophone and piano, 1st movement, by Erwin Schulhoff
Ebony Band

Intermezzo for Strings, Op. 84, by Franz Schreker
Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne; James Conlon, conductor