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A Windfall of Musicians Hitler's Emigres and Exiles in Southern California by Dorothy Lamb Crawford
  

A Windfall of Musicians Hitler's Emigres and Exiles in Southern California

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A Windfall of Musicians Hitler's Emigres and Exiles in Southern California by Dorothy Lamb Crawford

This book is the first to examine the brilliant gathering of composers, conductors, and other musicians who fled Nazi Germany and arrived in the Los Angeles area. Musicologist Dorothy Lamb Crawford looks closely at the lives, creative work, and influence of sixteen performers, fourteen composers, and one opera stage director, who joined this immense migration beginning in the 1930s. Some in this group were famous when they fled Europe, others would gain recognition in the young musical culture of Los Angeles, and still others struggled to establish themselves in an environment often resistant to musical innovation. Emphasizing individual voices, Crawford presents short portraits of Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and the other musicians while also considering their influence as a group-in the film industry, in music institutions in and around Los Angeles, and as teachers who trained the next generation. The book reveals a uniquely vibrant era when Southern California became a hub of unprecedented musical talent.

Reviews

'Ms. Crawford, who has spent much of her working life teaching and making music in Southern California, brings a physical familiarity to her narrative and a keen eye for poignant detail... A Windfall of Musicians is valuable for its account of how the West became a cultural force in America, a rising counterweight to the tradition-stifled East.'
(Norman Lebrecht

, Wall Street Journal) 'An important contribution... the legacy of these survivors transcends their life stories and continues to shape the cultural landscape to this day.
(Jonathan Kirsch

, Los Angeles Times)


About the Author

Dorothy Lamb Crawford has lived and worked in music throughout her career, teaching and lecturing, performing as a singer, directing opera, and hosting broadcast interviews with musicians. She is author of Evenings On and Off the Roof and (with John C. Crawford) of Expressionism in Twentieth-Century Music.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd May 2011

Author

Dorothy Lamb Crawford

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Publisher

Yale University Press

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Music: styles & genres
Second World War
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780300171235

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