Viktor Ullmann

In Memoriam
4:37 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Remembering Three Composers Who All Died At Auschwitz On October 17, 1944

Composer Viktor Ullmann perished on October 17, 1944

Three of the 20th century's greatest musicians all died on October 17, 1944 - and all at the hands of the Nazis.  Czech composers Viktor Ullmann, Pavel Haas, and Hans Krasa all perished at Auschwitz (see videos of their music below); they were all taken there just three days after their final concert together on October 14, 1944 at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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WRTI Spotlight
9:04 am
Mon July 28, 2008

WRTI Presents Operas Suppressed by the Third Reich on August 9

Although Viktor Ullmann died in Auschwitz, his opera lives on.

The Los Angeles Opera's Music Director James Conlon is reviving operas banned by the Nazi regime via Recovered Voices: A Lost Generation's Long-Forgotten Masterpieces.

Tune to WRTI on Saturday, August 9 from 1:30 to 5 pm to hear two one-act operas: The Broken Jug, by Viktor Ullmann (at right), and The Dwarf, by Alexander Zemlinksy.

"We must now mitigate a great injustice by working to revive the music of those whose only 'fault' was that they were Jewish, or that they were opposed to or deemed offensive by an authoritarian regime."

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