- 1 year ago
Playing tracks by
Kurt Weill (Cyndia Sieden, William Sharp & Steven Bier), Marlene Dietrich & Friedrich Holländer, Ernst Krenek (Krister St. Hill, Martin Petzold, Erwin Noack, Matthias Weichert, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig & Lothar Zagrosek) and Kurt Weill (Staats- und Domchor Berlin & Christian Grube).
Ahead of Yom Hashoah we interview Peter Braithwaite and Nigel Foster about their performance and production of "Degenerate Muzik"
Devised by Peter Braithwaite: baritone, Nigel Foster: piano, this critical song-based performance is based on the infamous Degenerate Music (Entartete Musik) exhibition of 1938, intended by the Nazis to alert the German public to ‘inferior and ultimately dangerous’ forms of music, particularly jazz and Jewish music. Featuring works by Eisler, Brecht, Weill, Feuchtwanger, Hollaender, Tucholsky, Krenek and Schönberg, interspersed with spoken excerpts from the exhibition’s pamphlet, whilst video projections show scenes of everyday life during the Weimar Republic. Introduction by Dr Malcolm Miller Commemoration by Shalom Youth Quartet and Rabbi Roni Tabick.