August Symposium Videos Now Online
09 20, 2014
On August 9 and 10, 2014, The Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at The Colburn School hosted a symposium entitled Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences.
Video recordings of nearly every session from the symposium have now been uploaded to a designated YouTube channel and may be accessed via the following link. To locate the beginning of a particular paper within each video, consult the video descriptions for timings. For further reference, the entire symposium schedule also follows.
Saturday, August 9
Sel Kardan (President and CEO of The Colburn School) James Conlon Robert Elias Welcome and Opening Comments
Michael Haas Towards Humanity, Away from Ideology
Barbara Milewski Forbidding Forbidden Songs: Poland's Controversial First Postwar Feature Film
Bret Werb Censorship, Sabotage and Self-Subversion in the Yiddish Shoah Song.
Die Politik ist ganz vergessen in Kalumba: The Comedian Harmonists—Recordings, Repertoire and Restrictions
Righting and Remembering Past Wrongs: Music Suppressed by the Nazis in American Concert Performance
James Conlon (5 pm) The Oblique Censor: Contemporary Challenges in Programming Lesser-Known Works 6-8 pm Dinner Break/Reception
8:15-9:45 pm I Heard the Wild Geese Recital, reading and mini-symposium on translating Chinese into Czech and English, and translating music into words. Featuring: Bill Porter (Red Pine), author and translator; Fred Melamed, actor: Professor Michael Beckerman; and including a performance of Four Songs on Chinese Poetry written in Terezin by composer Pavel Haas.
Sunday, August 10
Christopher Hailey Between Accommodation and Self-Censorship: Universal Edition in the Thirties
Patricia Hall Alban Berg’s 'Guilt' by Association.
1-2:15 pm Lunch Break
Michael Beckerman and James Loeffler In Memory of Our Murdered (Jewish) Children: Mikhail Gnesin and the Holocaust in Soviet Music, featuring a performance of Mikhail Gnesins Piano Trio, Op.63
Edna Stern, pianist
Commentary and Performance
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Number 8 in C Minor,
Professor Michael Beckerman Concluding comments