The exile of Jewish composers during the 1930s slowed their productivity and often marginalised, or even extinguished, their careers. Music by five composers, whose lives were deeply affected by National Socialism, is featured in two lunchtime concerts. Their lives and careers are explored in a UK premiere screening of the 2016 film EXIT: MUSIC, directed by James Murdoch and written and narrated by Simon Wynberg.
This is the Academy’s first in a series of collaborations with the Glenn Gould School of Canada’s Royal Conservatory. Students from both conservatoires are joined by members of the ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory), which has spent the last decade restoring suppressed masterpieces to the repertoire and has made award-winning recordings for RCA and Chandos.