04/07/2014

Music From the End of Time: Franz Schreker

Reading time: 1 min. Franz Schreker

Michael Haas, author of Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis, has published a virtual exhibition on Franz Schreker on his website – a highly recommended guide to the most important ‘missing link’ in the history of 20th century music.

Conductor Ingo Metzmacher on Schreker:

Schreker was undoubtedly one of the last composers of this generation. A new aesthetic developed after the war. His personal fate as a “degenerate” artist in Berlin, who was driven out of office in 1933, attempted to emigrate and then died in 1934, is an additional factor. Like many others, he was simply forgotten – passed over. The Nazis did a good job on him.

Watch an interview with Ingo Metzmacher on the music of Franz Schreker.

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