Nov 8, 2017
Join conductor and host Joshua Weilerstein as we explore 11 composers who were suppressed by the Third Reich. These are amazing stories of composers who either continued writing throughout the Holocaust until their deaths, or were suppressed or banned by the Nazi regime. We explore the music of Ullman, Krasa, Schreker, Zemlinsky, Weinberg, Korngold, Weill, and more, learning their stories and hearing some of their amazing and wildly underplayed music. At the end of the show, I'm thrilled to welcome James Conlon, the music director of the Los Angeles Opera and the founder of the Orel Foundation, a foundation devoted to Suppressed Composers of the Third Reich. It was an amazing experience getting to know the music of these masters, and I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for listening!