Wednesday Series

Terezín: Composing under terror

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The Terezín concentration camp (in the present-day Czech Republic) served as a propagandistic showcase to hide the horror of the Nazi regime. Important compositors of Jewish origin were imprisoned in that ignominious place, including Viktor Ullmann, Hans Krása, Erwin Schulhoff and Pavel Haas. Directed by Gideon Klein, these artists were able to organise a flourishing musical activity musical that, in some cases (such as in the children’s opera Brundibár), served to alleviate the confinement of the little ones. The three concerts in this series reflect the creative activity that took place in that context of infamy and terror in the early 1940s.

This series has been organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Madrid and Czech Centre of Madrid

Concerts in this series