Orchestra

Playing for Time

Retrieved from: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: Research: Bibliographies Memoir of a French singer who spent two years in the Auschwitz concentration camp, where she was a featured performer in the women’s orchestra. Includes detailed descriptions of life in the orchestra under the direction of Alma Rose´.

Material Type: 
Books
Year: 
1997

Erich Walter Sternberg

Composer

Erich Walter Sternberg (Berlin, 1891 – Tel-Aviv 1974, immigrated in 1932) was the first local composer performed by the Palestine Orchestra (1937). His style was mostly conservative, post-Romantic, fluent and rich. His works were later often related as “non-local,” or “more Jewish than Israeli” because of that Zeitgeist favoring East-West syntheses, and hence under-appreciated – as was his major work, The Twelve Tribes of Israel — symphonic variations that he wrote in 1938.

1891-1974

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