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Composer: Toch, Ernst (1887-1964)

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Year of birth1887
Year of death1964
NationalityAustria
Period20th century
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Hidden gems at the New Life Festival in Berlin

Gila Goldstein © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
The first edition of the New Life Festival, dedicated to Jewish musicians who fled from or suffered under the National Socialist regime during the Second World War, uncovered some hidden gems.
**111
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Bawdy by Weimar: Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret

Meow Meow and Barry Humphries © Hilary Scott
Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret – a witty, urbane valentine to the musical culture of Germany in the 1920s and 30s, from the opera house to the concert hall to Berlin’s revues and cabarets.
****1
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Jazzy thrills: ACO Weimar cabaret evening with Barry Humphries and Meow Meow a delight

Meow Meow  ©  Karl Giant
When one sees the word “Erotica” in connection with classical music, one is usually safe in assuming that it’s a misprint in the title of Beethoven’s Third Symphony.
*****
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