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Forbidden Music

Rob Cowan's selection includes music by composers whose music was 'forbidden' in Nazi Germany, including Erwich Schulhoff, Viktor Ullmann and Pavel Haas. Plus a Buxtehude cantata.

Following the recent publication of Michael Hass's book "Forbidden Music", Rob Cowan delves into the music that was banned by the Nazis.

There are pieces by holocaust victims Erwin Schulhoff, Viktor Ullmann, and Pavel Haas among others, showing the richness of the tradition that was under attack.

There are also uplifting works from Mozart and Mendelssohn, and this week's cantata is by Dietrich Buxtehude from his Membra Jesu Nostri cycle.

2 hours, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Jun 2013 09:00

Music Played

  • Ermanno Wolf‐Ferrari

    Jewels of the Madonna – Serenata

    Performer: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Nello Santi

    • Decca.
    • 480 5374.
  • Ernst Toch

    Genesis Suite – the Covenant

    Performer: Janssen Symphony Orchestra

    • Angel.
    • CDR/B00005R60J.
  • Henry Litolff

    Concerto symphonique No. 4 in D minor: Scherzo

    Performer: John Ogdon (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux

    • HMV Classics.
    • HMV 5 86799 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Overture, The Hebrides

    Performer: New Symphony Orchestra of London, Sir Adrian Boult

    • Chesky Records.
    • CD53.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    "Ad Cor" from Membra Jesu Nostri

    Performer: John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Fretwork

    • Archiv..
    • 427 660-2.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Serenade No. 1 in D, Op. 69a

    Performer: Ida Haendel (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra , Paavo Berglund

    • EMI.
    • 5 75236 2.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Serenata notturna K239 – iii. Rondo

    Performer: Orchester des Jüdischer Kulturbundes, Berlin, Joseph Rosenstock

    • Bear Family Records.
    • CDR /BCD 16030-7 LM.
  • Eduard Toldrà i Soler

    Canco de Comiat

    Performer: Montserrat Caballé, orchestra, Rafael Ferrer

    • Sony.
    • 88725188312.
  • Kurt Weill

    Kleine Dreigroschenmusik Mvts 1-5

    Performer: Philharmonia, Otto Klemperer

    • EMI.
    • 4 04401 2.
  • Jacques Offenbach

    Tales of Hoffmann, Act III – Barcarolle

    Performer: Elisabeth Schumann, orchestra, Walter Goehr

    • EMI.
    • 9 18480 2.
  • Erwin Schulhoff

    Double Concerto for flute, piano and string orchestra with two horns, WV 89, Op. 63

    Performer: Ulrike Anton (flute), Russell Ryan (piano), English Chamber Orchestra, David Parry

    • Gramola.
    • 98964.
  • Viktor Ullmann

    Der Kaiser von Atlantis – Vom allem, was gesschieht

    Performer: Michael Krauss, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek

    • Decca.
    • 440 854-2.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Sinfonietta for large orchestra, Op. 5: ii Scherzo

    Performer: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gerd Albrecht

    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • VSD-5311.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Die Entführung: Ha, Wie Will Ich Triumphieren

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Winds

    • Orfeo.
    • C 063 063 D.
  • Édouard Lalo

    Le Roi d'Ys – Aubade

    Performer: Alain Vanzo (tenor), Studio Orchestra

    • Malibran.
    • CDRG 201.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Piano Sonata No. 24 in f sharp, Op. 78

    Performer: Maria Grinberg (piano)

    • Melodiya.
    • MEL CD 10 02025.
  • Richard Wagner

    Das Liebesmahl der Apostel

    Performer: the men of the Vienna Singverein, the Dresden Youth and Philharmonic Choir and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Michel Plasson (conductor)

    • EMI.
    • 7 05514 2.
  • György Ligeti

    Six Bagatelles for wind quintet Op. 2

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

    • BIS.
    • BIS-CD-662.
  • Nelson Riddle

    Gold, The Greedy

    Performer: Orchestra, Frank Sinatra

    • Hallmark.
    • 712482.


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