Archive zur Musik des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts
Werner Grünzweig and Gerhard Gensch on behalf of the Archives of the Akademie der Künste (eds.)
Akademie der Künste, Berlin / von Bockel Verlag, Neumünster, 2018
212 pp., 47 b/w ill.
At the start of the 1920s, Eduard Erdmann (1896–1958) made a name for himself as a pianist and composer. The present volume is dedicated to his compositional oeuvre, his personality and his contacts to artists in Berlin in the 1920s, such as Ernst Krenek and Hans Jürgen von der Wense. An edition on his correspondence with Artur Schnabel and essays about Erdmann's ties to Riga complete this overview of the artist.
Artur Schnabel. Musician and Pianist
Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin 2017 (Jewish Miniatures, vol. 205a)
76 pp., 14 ill.
Werner Grünzweig, who has published numerous books about Artur Schnabel (1882–1951), presents the first biography of Schnabel in German with this volume. It honours Schnabel as a performer, composer and theorist. His concert activity, records, publications and lectures have changed our concert life up to the present day.
Von Berlin nach Los Angeles. Die Musikwissenschaftlerin Anneliese Landau
Daniela Reinhold on behalf of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (ed.)
Akademie der Künste / Hentrich & Hentrich, Berlin, 2017
German, 340 pp., 15 ill.
As a young musicologist, Anneliese Landau (1903–1991) was at the beginning of a promising career. In 1933, she was left with only the activities for the Jewish cultural association. In 1940, she emigrated to the United States and soon found a new home in Los Angeles, where she worked as the Music Director of the Jewish Center Association. Her autobiography, together with extracts from letters from her parents who remained in Berlin as well as Landau’s correspondence with composers, have now been published for the first time.