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Between Germany and Israel

The programme juxtaposes works by German-Jewish composers who fled to Israel to escape the Holocaust, with works by young Israeli composers who – two generations after the Holocaust – are looking for their cultural roots in German tradition.

Paul Ben-Haim Sonatina, Op. 38
Daniela Cohn-Levitas Unter den Linden, Piano Sonata
Ben-Zion Orgad Tonegesture No. 4
Nurit Jugend Ein Gedanke... (A thought), miniatures for piano
Karel Salomon . Piano variations: Am Yisrael Chai (The People of Israel Live)
Lior Navok Ein Abend in Berlin im Nieselregen (An Rainy Berlin Evening), Yorkstrasse Bahnhaltestelle (York Street Tram Stop) – 1:00 AM

Composition in Exile

Stefan Wolpe From the Palestinian Notebook
Darius Milhaud 4 Ésquisses, Op. 227
Paul Ben Haim Sonatina
Ernst Toch Kleinstadtbilder (Small town scene), Op. 49
Marc Lavry Three Jewish Dances
Karl Amadeus Hartmann 2nd Piano Sonata

Ghetto and Resistance Music: Music from the War Years

Gideon Klein - Piano Sonata
Paul Dessau - Jewish Folk Songs
Karel Berman - Terezin Piano Suite
Viktor Ullmann - from Sonata No. 7 for Piano: Variation and Fugue on a Hebrew Folk Song

Jewish Music in the Context of Its Time, 1900-1935

Richard Strauss Stimmungsbilder (Mood Pictures) Op. 9
Alexander von Zemlinsky - Minuet from Das gläserne Herz (The Glass Heart)
Alban Berg - Piano Sonata
Gustav Mahler, Ignaz Friedman - Minuet from the III Symphony, transcribed for piano
Leos Janacek Im Nebel (In the fog)
Arnold Schoenberg - Piano Suite
Kurt Weill Tango-Ballade from Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), transcribed for piano
Ernst Bloch - Piano Sonata