Thursday, October 23, 2003,
Bixler / 178 (Given Auditorium)

"Inner Exile and Aesthetic Opposition: 'Karl Amadeus Hartmann and the Artistic Commitment to Humanity"

Living in Germany during the Nazi regime, Hartmann (1905-1963) withdrew from all public activity, voluntarily suppressing the performance of his own compositions, and secretly composed anti-fascist works. This lecture will discuss Hartmann's philosophy and provide examples of his music including a complete preformance of his Piano Sonata No.2, a work composed after Hartmann witnessed the death march of Jewish prisoners from Dachau Concentration Camp in April 1945. Lecture and rectial by pianist Phillip Silver (UMO).

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