Aids research pioneer makes his concert debut as composer

June 11, 2018 by norman lebrecht


Dr Joseph Sonnabend was among the first to identify the Aids syndrome in New York in the early 1980s and one of the foremost campaigners for the needs of his patients. He founded several of the major Aids organisations.

Now his lesser known side is being brought to the fore. In the heat of the Aids battle, Dr Sonnabend was a prolific composer.

On his 85th birthday, his music will be performed in London on July 7 for the first time.

Details here.


Comments (4)

  1. Rob says:

    Amazing!!! Let’s hear it.

      1. Hilary says:

        Slightly more angular is this solo piano piece played very skilfully by Jonathan Powell. Hints of Stefan Wolpe, along with Hindemith :

  2. Hilary says:

    Rather touching, especially on a smaller canvas.

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