musica reanimata

Society for the Promotion and Re-discovery of Composers Persecuted by the Nazi Regime
and Their Works (registered society)

Board of trustees:
Daniel Barenboim, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz, Dr. Volker Hassemer,
Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, Udo Lindenberg, Prof. Udo Zimmermann

Honorary member: Berthold Goldschmidt (†)

Chairman: Dr. Albrecht Dümling
Secretary: Peter Sarkar

Welcome to the mr web site!


The society was founded in 1990 with the purpose of integrating the works of composers persecuted by the Nazi regime into present-day musical culture. To this end, it organizes lecture recitals, in co-operation with the Konzerthaus Berlin and with the radio station Deutschlandfunk. It also organizes musicological conferences, and publishes current research in a journal and in a series of books.

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Our next lecture recital


Thursday, 16. March 2017 Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt Berlin, Musikclub, 20h
Exile as rescue and dead end. The composers Leopold Spinner and Julius Schloss portrayed by Juan Allende-Blin
[Preview »]

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musica reanimata on broadcast


Monday, 8. May 2017, 21.05 h, Deutschlandfunk:
Broadcast of excerpts from lecture recitals No. 126 and 127 (20. October and 22. November 2016, Konzerthaus Berlin)
Ernst Krenek - A creator of "degenerate" music //
Escaped - fallen silent - rediscovered. The composer Berthold Goldschmidt

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New Publication


No. 22 in our Series of writings "Verdrängte Musik" (Displaced Music) has been published in 2016:
Paul Arma: Avantgarde und Arbeiterlied: Autobiographie 1904-1934
Avantgarde and worker`s song: Auto-biography 1904-1934
Edited by Tobias Widmaier.
Büdingen, 2016. 288p., ISBN 978-3-89727-539-3, 25,00 Euro.
The excerpt from the Auto-biography is in French. The book also contains essays in German by diverse authors.
Orders via your local bookseller or from the publisher:
PFAU-Verlag Büdingen
[www.pfau-verlag.de/shop/2-3.html]

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musica reanimata CDs


CD Cover mit Joseph Horovitz The second issue of our series with recordings of our lecture recitals contains recital No. 101 (Konzerthaus Berlin, 29. March 2012), featuring the british composer of Austrian Jewish parentage Joseph Horovitz. On the CD, there are his Sonatina for clarinet and piano (1981), the 2nd movement of the Violin Concerto (1951) and the String Quartet No. 5 (1969), performed by Matthias Höfele (clarinet), Tatjana Blome (piano) and Ensemble Zeitlos: Claudia Sack, Philip Douvier, Friedemann Wollheim & Gabriella Strümpel. Also, you can listen to the composer talking with Dr. Albrecht Dümling (in German). Booklet in German and English (24 pages).

To buy the CD set, please contact our secretary:
Peter Sarkar, Steubenstr. 35, D-99423 Weimar
e-mail: peter.sarkar@musica-reanimata.de
Price: 15 Euros, shipping fee 4 Euros (2 Euros within Germany, if buying 3 or more sets shipping is free).

Also available the set of two discs, containing the concerts No. 72 (1.6.2006)
An ostracised is made president: The composer and educator Siegfried Borris (1906-1987).
CD Cover mit Ilse Weber Performers: Katharina Göres, soprano; Olga Kotchenkova, cello; Hanno Pilz, clarinet; Gottfried Eberle, piano; Albrecht Dümling talks with Juliane Lepsius and Gisela Bauer.

No. 82 (22.5.2008)
In Terezin with a guitar: Ilse Weber (1903-1944), poet and singer
Performers: Maria Thomaschke and Andreas Jocksch, singers and speakers; Kathrin Redlich, guitar; Timofey Sattarov, bajan; Volker Suhre, double bass; Winfried Radeke, arrangements, harpsichord and moderator.
Guest: Rahel Rosa Neubauer.

Price: 20 Euros, shipping fee 4 Euros (2 Euros within Germany, if buying 3 or more sets shipping is free, also in combination with the Horovitz CD).

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