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Recovering A Musical Heritage

James Conlon is the current music director of the Los Angeles Opera and principal conductor of the RAI National Symphony of Turin, Italy.
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James Conlon is the current music director of the Los Angeles Opera and principal conductor of the RAI National Symphony of Turin, Italy.

Listen Monday, January 27th at 8pm on VPR Classical.

Monday, January 27th, is the 2020  International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This day commerates the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in remembrance of the millions of victims of the Holocaust.

VPR Classical is presenting a special musical presentation called Recovering a Musical Heritage.

Join James Conlon as he leads us on an exploration of music from a lost generation – works forgotten in the shadows for decades. He will illuminate the stories and legacies of composers including Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Schreker, Victor Ullmann, and Erwin Schulhoff, in a special program to celebrate this rich, revived musical heritage.

Featuring excerpts from Alexander von Zemlinsky’s The Mermaid, Viktor Ullmann’s one-act chamber opera, Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Emperor of Atlantis), Erwin Schulhoff’s Hot Sonata for Saxophone and Piano and the Prelude to Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (“The Stigmatized”).

Listen Monday, January 27th at 8pm on VPR Classical.

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