Killed by the Nazis, revived on the violin

Killed by the Nazis, revived on the violin

Album Of The Week

norman lebrecht

June 10, 2022

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

Eighty years after his cruel death in a Nazi camp, the Czech composer Erwin Schulhoff is having something of a revival this month, with an opera staged in Prague and two sonatas coming out on record. Coming of age in the Roaring Twenties, Schulhoff soaked up every fleeting trend – jazz, serialism, ragtime, nightclubs – without losing touch with his core purpose….

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En francais ici.

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  • Ricardo says:

    The Pejacevic ‘Sonata Slava’ filler? No. It is a wonderful piece.

  • Zenaida says:

    Berlin Phil with Kirill Petrenko are performing Erwin Schulhoff’s Symphony Nr. 2 in their current programme – tonight!