Dorothy Lamb Crawford's A Windfall of Musicians: Hitler's Emigres and Exiles in PDF

By Dorothy Lamb Crawford

ISBN-10: 0300127340

ISBN-13: 9780300127348

This publication is the 1st to check the intense amassing of composers, conductors, and different musicians who fled Nazi Germany and arrived within the la quarter. Musicologist Dorothy Lamb Crawford seems heavily on the lives, inventive paintings, and impression of 16 performers, fourteen composers, and one opera level director, who joined this colossal migration starting within the Thirties. a few during this team have been well-known once they fled Europe, others might achieve reputation within the younger musical tradition of l. a., and nonetheless others struggled to set up themselves in an atmosphere frequently immune to musical innovation. Emphasizing person voices, Crawford offers brief photos of Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and the opposite musicians whereas additionally contemplating their impression as a group—in the movie undefined, in song associations in and round la, and as lecturers who expert the subsequent new release. The e-book finds a uniquely brilliant period while Southern California turned a hub of exceptional musical expertise.

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Despite Baum’s appreciation of the beauty of Southern California, it was not a logical destination for musicians. Those entering the United States in flight from Nazi Europe in the 1930s expected to work on the East Coast; few of them intended to settle in California when they first reached the haven of America. New York drew Hanns Eisler, Ernst Toch, Kurt Weill, 23 PARADISE? 24 Eugene Zador, Eric Zeisl, Lotte Lehmann, Bruno Walter, and Hugo Strelitzer. Ernst Krenek, Arnold Schoenberg, and Igor Stravinsky went first to Boston; Emanuel Feuermann and Gregor Piatigorsky to Philadelphia.

In July he rejoined the Jewish religion in Paris, thirty-five years after leaving Judaism as a twenty-fouryear-old in Vienna. In Germany in the early 1930s, Stravinsky’s works were the most often performed of all non-German composers. With his German publisher Schott’s EUROPE 15 frequent advice, Stravinsky campaigned to maintain his status in the country that provided the greatest share of his income. In 1932, the year he conducted his ballet, Petrushka, at the Berlin State Opera, Stravinsky gave an interview for the German press in which he said, “Nowhere is the art of music so consciously cultivated as in Germany, and that is a sign of a love for music.

13 In her various activities she exercised enough power that Schoenberg would endeavor to gain her favor. Artie Mason Carter, a pianist trained in Vienna by the great Theodor Leschetizky, was the dynamic force behind the development of the “Symphonies under the Stars,” initiated at the Hollywood Bowl in 1922 to gain essential summer income for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The success of Carter’s effort convinced Barnsdall to make important financial contributions to the Bowl, retiring the debt on its acreage and underwriting and promoting contemporary music programs.

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