Lysander Trio
Charles Neidich, clarinet

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

The rise of Nazism and Fascism in Europe before and during the Second World War led to the ban of many important composers from music, whether because of their race or because their music didn’t fit the regime’s view of art as a tool of propaganda. As a result, these composers fled to all corners of the earth, and many never experienced the same level of recognition that they enjoyed in their native lands. This program follows composers from Austria, Poland, Italy, and Germany who fled 1930s Europe for destinations such as California, Moscow, and Tel Aviv. In their music one can hear tunes from their homelands and the sounds of their adoptive countries, as well as echoes of the dark times that they had just endured.

Transplanted: Music by European Composers Displaced by WWII

Ben-Haim: Variations on a Hebrew Melody
Bartók: Contrasts
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Romanza con variazioni
Hindemith: Quartet for Clarinet and Piano Trio