Recovered Voices 2021: Schulhoff and More

Recovered Voices 2021: Schulhoff and More

Episode 4: The Twenties and a Turn Toward Socialist Realism

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
12 pm
Free, no tickets required

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Presented by the Colburn School’s Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, this four-part original multimedia series led by James Conlon delves into the life and music of Erwin Schulhoff (1894–1942), a fascinating, prolific, and multi-faceted composer.

As the exuberant “Jazz Age” waned, Schulhoff grappled with personal and professional setbacks. Always leaning heavily toward Socialism, his politics (and his music) crystallized around Marxist ideology in the 1930s, which led to his arrest during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia and to his premature death in a Bavarian internment camp in 1942.