The forgotten composer

14.12.2011                      18.Kislev. 5772

Musikszene:

The forgotten composer

Pianist Michal Tal and conductor Yisrael Yinon have put all their artistic energy into a special concert dedicated to Erwin Schuloff.

‘It would be a stereotype to think that we should play Erwin Schulhoff’s music only because we are Jews and he perished in the Holocaust,” says pianist Michal Tal, who is about to perform the Israeli premier of Schulhoff’s piano concerto, accompanied by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Yisrael Yinon.
“This explanation is totally wrong. Schulhoff was a first-rate composer, and if he had not been killed at a relatively young age, he would have become one of the 20th century’s most important composers, like Hindemith and Bartok.”…