The racist, genocidal goal of the Nazi regime was not only to destroy the Jewish population, but also to stifle its cultural voice forever. Nowhere was that more evident than in its systematic repression of Jewish musicians and their music. James Conlon, one of today's most distinguished international conductors, introduces the listener to this troubling but fascinating story, shows how its effects are still with us today, and describes his personal journey that started with a chance discovery on the radio, through his efforts to bring a voluminous heritage of music to the public's consciousness. Directed and Edited by Sophie Tabet Filmed by Luisa Conlon.
James Conlon in discussion as part of Music as Intellectual Resistance: Mieczysław Weinberg’s Piano Trio, the second event of the virtual Music for Thought series, which is supported by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York. Ahead of a performance of Weinberg’s Piano Trio by Abigel Kralik, Julian Schwarz, and Hannah Harnest, Mr. Conlon joins Consul General David Gill for a discussion on remembrance culture in Germany and the U.S., as well as artistic creation under dictatorial political régimes.
James Conlon speaks at Brandeis University about composers silenced during the Holocaust
A Lecture by James Conlon
James Conlon, vocal advocate for the study and performance of the repertoire of composers whose lives were affected by the rise of Nazism and the events of WWII, hosts "Shadows in Paradise: Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood," documenting the lives of German and Austrian composers and writers who fled the Nazi regime in search of new opportunities in music, art, theater and film.
James Conlon discusses music and censorship in Nazi Germany during the 2014 symposium at the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at The Colburn School.