COMPOSERS: THREE YOUNG EUROPEANS
ALBUM: SILENCED VOICES
THE BOTTOM LINE: The work of talents who did not escape the Holocaust offers witness to what might have been.
During the 1930s, a steady stream of composers and performers fled Nazi Germany in the wake of Hitler's Kulturkampf. Paul Hindemith, Kurt Weill, Arnold Schoenberg, Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer and other purveyors of "degenerate art" found a safe haven in the U.S. Gentile and Jew alike, they contributed immeasurably to the development of music in America. But what of those not so lucky as to escape? What talents were consigned to the...