Musica Degenerata per Clarinetto e Pianoforte | Jan. 28 at Temple Beth El Maas Chapel

Sun, January 28, | From 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018

The Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the Consulate of Italy in Detroit, present:

Musica Degenerata
per Clarinetto e Pianoforte

Davide Casali, clarinetto
Elisa Frausin, pianoforte

January 28, 2018 –  5-7pm
Temple Beth El – Maas Chapel | 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

Details coming soon, registration is required.
Free and open to the public.

To mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, every year Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan organizes activities celebrating those Italians who suffered persecution as a result of the Racial Laws imposed by the Fascist government or during the Nazi occupation during the Second World War.
Music played an integral role in daily life under Nazism. Therefore, for the 2018 commemoration, DAS has invited Davide Casali, clarinetist, conductor and artistic director of the Viktor Ullmann Festival, and Elisa Frausin, pianist and first cello of the stable orchestra of the Ullmann Festival, to perform music by composers deported to concentration camps and Nazi ghettos, and Degenerate Music, music considered decadent and damaging by the Nazi government. The aim of the duo is to resonate music composed by Italian Jewish composers such as Leo Sinigaglia, Renzo Massarani, and Alberto Gentili, unfortunate authors who were forced to suffer a physical or cultural annihilation from the Third Reich and Nazi Germany.

L’Associazione Musica Libera realizza da due anni il “Festival Viktor Ullmann” dedicato alla Musica Concentrazionaria (la musica composta dai deportati nei campi di concentramento e nei ghetti nazisti) e alla Musica Degenerata (la musica che il governo nazista considerava decadente e dannosa).

Il duo è composto da Davide Casali clarinettista, direttore d’orchestra e direttore artistico del Festival “Viktor Ullmann”, e da Elisa Frausin, pianista e primo violoncello dell’orchestra Abimà, orchestra stabile del Festival “Viktor Ullmann”.

Musiche di: Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944), Aldo Finzi (1897-1945), Ernst Krenek (1900-1991), Darius Milhaud (1892-1974), Kurt Sonnenfeld (1991-1997), Walter Braunfels (1882-1954), Bruno Bjelinsky (1990-1992).

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