James Conlon, Artistic Advisor to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, has devoted more than three decades to reviving and performing works of composers silenced by the Third Reich. With its racist ideology and systemic suppressions — particularly, although not exclusively of Jewish musicians, artists, and writers — the Nazi regime silenced two generations of composers and, with them, an entire musical heritage. Many perished in concentration camps and others lost the freedom to create, their works fated to be forgotten. However, much music thought to have been lost survived the war. Mr. Conlon believes these works deserve to be heard.
In this online Special Event, Mr. Conlon discussed the degenerate policy that led to such moral, historical, and artistic injustice, and his mission to revive and restore the music of composers suppressed by the Nazi regime that has been underperformed, underappreciated, and under recorded for far too long.