January 27, 2023
James Conlon Newsletter

James Conlon Newsletter

Conductor James Conlon has made it his mission to restore music by composers who perished, or whose lives were affected, by the Nazi regime. His desire to uncover this music and bring it to the masses came as a matter of happenstance. In the early 2000s, Conlon – living in Germany at the time – was driving home from rehearsal, listening to the classical radio station when he heard a fascinating piece of music that captured his attention: Die Seejungfrau by Alexander Zemlinksky, a composer he later learned had escaped the Nazis by emigrating to New York via Prague, yet remained neglected and unknown throughout his life in the U.S.

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