Slavic Languages and Literatures
Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Location: International Institute Room 1636, 1080 S. University Ave
Through vocal music, we are given a direct connection with a composer's unique personality and the culture and times in which the composer lived. Anticipating the University Musical Society concert by the Pavel Haas Quartet, this presentation will first examine the life and works of the award-winning Czech Jewish composer Pavel Haas (1899–1944), who continued to compose songs while interred at the Terezín concentration camp. The lecture will then extend to other Jewish composers across Europe, contemplating their individual, unique stories, how their careers before the war and their nationalities played a major role in the formation of their compositional voices, and how World War II affected their lives and music.
Sponsors: CES, CREES, FCJS