Entartete Musik

This is a past concert.

Nov 18, 2016 / 7:30pm
Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Chamber Series Director Allison Voth leads Cantata Singers’ members in a program featuring music by Nazi-labeled “degenerate” composers Arnold Schoenberg, Berthold Goldschmidt, Paul Hindemith, and others. Ostracized by the Nazi Regime, this program features composers that were targeted in campaigns against “Entartete Musik,” or degenerate music, that was considered to be “un-German, Jewish, or Communist” in nature. While linked together by these shared historical events, each composer responded to these events with the uniquely different musical styles represented on this program.

Mark Ludwig, Executive Director of the Terezín Music Foundation and violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will give the pre-concert talk, free to all ticketholders, at 6:30pm.
Following the performance, all are welcome at a free post-concert reception.

Program:
Kurt Weill: “Berlin im Licht”
Arnold Schoenberg: “Wanderlied”
Arnold Schoenberg: “Am Strande”
Hanns Eisler: Selections from Galgenlieder
Berthold Goldschmidt: Zwei Lieder
Erich Korngold: Selections from Songs of the Clown, op. 29
Alexander von Zemlinsky: “Liebe Schwalbe”
Alexander von Zemlinsky: “Blaues Sternlein”
Alexander von Zemlinsky: “Fensterlein, nachts bist du zu”
Alexander von Zemlinsky: “Der Wind des Herbstes,” from op. 27
Alexander von Zemlinsky: “Afrikanischer Tanz,” from op. 27
Egon Wellesz: Selections from Kirschblutenlieder
Paul Hindemith: 3 Hymnen, op. 14
Ernst Krenek: Selection from O lacrymosa, op. 48
Hans Gál: Selections from Op. 33
Franz Schreker: “Das feurige Männlein”
Franz Schreker: “Und wie mag die Liebe”
Ernst Krenek: Selections from Fiedellieder, op. 64
Hanns Eisler: Selections from Balladenbuch, op. 18
Arnold Schoenberg: Selections from Brettl-Lieder
Wilhelm Grosz: Selections from Bänkel und Balladen
Kurt Weill: “Ballade von Cäsars Tod” from Der Silbersee
Kurt Weill: “Youkali” from Marie Galante

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