Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 7:30 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Ticket: $10 ($5 für FOG Mitglieder)
Please RSVP: +1 323 5253388
Academy of Music, Schwerin/ Germany presents:
Under the auspices of the German Consul General Dr. Christian Stocks
In the 1920s and 1930s, Berlin was at the heart of bold and innovative music trends as composers were experimenting with their art by pushing away from accepted musical forms and finding new ones.
While many Europeans were celebrating new-found freedom in the arts, Germany was already beginning to fall under the shadow of the swastika.
After 1933, the Reichsmusikkammer (Reich Music Chamber) deliberately ended the careers of hundreds of talented composers by suppressing their works simply because of their race or style of music.
A generation of incredibly innovative and promising musicians was virtually excluded from its place in music history.
The term “entartet” or “degenerate” introduced by nineteenth-century psychologists to describe clinical mental illness was applied broadly and included visual arts and music supposedly offending the Third Reich.
The Music Academy Schwerin has been celebrating the music of composers, who suffered under the Nazi regime in an annual festival and competition for young instrumentalists and vocalists.
The winners of this year’s competition will be appearing in concerts in Los Angeles, as they did last year.
We are delighted to have the founders of “Verfemte Musik/ Schwerin” Volker Ahmels and Friederike Haufe in Los Angeles for a preview of bigger things to come.
The pogram will include works by Leo Smit, Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdy, Alexandre Tansman, Izzy Fuhrmann, Darius Milhaud, Arnold Schoenberg
We thank Brigitte Medvin for her continued support.
Official Website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/kue/en2994359.htm
Added by Goethe-Institut on March 27, 2008