The Vanished Musicians : Jewish Refugees in Australia Paperback / softback
Part of the Exile Studies series
About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945, a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands who fled.
Although initially greeted with a mixed reception as "enemy aliens", some of these refugees remained and made a significant impact on multicultural Australia.
This book traces the difficult journey of the orchestral performers, virtuoso soloists, singers, conductors and composers who sought refuge on a distant continent.
A few were famous artists who toured Australia and stayed, most notably the piano virtuoso Jascha Spivakovsky and the members of the Weintraubs Syncopators, one of the most successful jazz bands of the Weimar Republic.
Drawing on extensive primary sources - including correspondence, travel documents and interviews with the refugees themselves or their descendants - the author depicts in vivid detail the lives of nearly a hundred displaced musicians.
Available for the first time in English, this volume brings to light a wealth of Jewish, exilic and musical history that was hitherto unknown.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc
- Publication Date: 28/03/2016
- Category: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900
- ISBN: 9783034319515
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