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ENRICH-0734 – Music Zoom: Rediscovered Banned Music (ENRICH-0734_BANN)

Banned Music Reborn: The Rediscovery of Two Generations of European Composers

In 1933, the Third Reich began the persecution of all musicians of Jewish ancestry and all musicians suspected of opposition to Nazi culture. By 1945, two generations of European composers had been murdered or had fled into exile. The extent and impact of this tragic disruption is finally being recognized. Lost or forgotten masterpieces are being discovered and played in concert halls and festivals worldwide, and the history of music in the twentieth century is being re-examined in light of these discoveries. Who were these composers, and what was their place in the musical life of pre-war Germany and Europe? What were the many perils that faced them after the Nazi rise to power? What were the challenges and consequences of exile for those who survived? What might be the reasons, both cultural and political, that until recently, so much music was lost, forgotten, or willfully suppressed? How are these discoveries re-shaping our view of 20th-century music and impacting the international classical music scene? Join concert violinist Sheila Reinhold, daughter of Holocaust survivors and curator of the April 2023 Holocaust memorial chamber music concert at Temple Emanuel Denver, in an introduction to the exciting and moving recovery of these composers and their music. Both sessions include a live performance by Reinhold.

Two Zoom sessions
Thur., Mar. 23, 30, 2023, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

Sheila Reinhold first performed as violin soloist with an orchestra at age nine. At fifteen, she joined Jascha Heifetz’s master class, where she studied for five years. Her career has included chamber music with Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, appearances as a soloist with major orchestras, freelance work from Broadway to movie scores, and a lifelong dedication to teaching. She is the music director of Intimate Voices, a chamber music series in New York City.
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Location: University ParkMode of Study: OnlinePlaces Left: 18Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $70


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Thursday23rd March 202330th March 202306:30PM - 08:30PMN/ASheila Reinhold