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Review: Symposia 2017

Lively cultural and historical evening discussions in the course of Krzyżowa-Music.

The timeless topic of Musicians in Exile will once again accompany and enrich Krzyżowa Music on two evenings of the festival. Seniors and Juniors will reflect on their artistic role and position in our more and more complicated world. In the setting of Krzyżowa, which historically stands for the resistance against the Nazi-regime and the Polish-German reconciliation, Symposia and exhibitions concerning the topics “Musicians in Exile“ and “Musicians in Resistance“ will assist these thoughts and topics.

Talks on music history and author's readings will build the framework for discussions joined by time witnesses. On both evenings, the audience is invited to actively participate in discussions. "Lest we forget" – especially in such a place as Krzyżowa and especially during this European Festival. With kind support of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.


Symposium "Musicians in Exile"
Curator: Moritz von Bredow
Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 7.30 pm
Krzyżowa-Campus, Manor House, free admission

Dr. Moritz v. Bredow and Musicologist Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Rathert from Munich will guide through an evening-discussion concerning Musicians in Exile during the National Socialist era. Next to contemporary witnesses, who will share their thoughts on the topic, stories of musicians in Exile will be presented. Not only the impact of fl ight and expulsion on their lives will be presented, but also their personal impact on the music scene in their guest countries will be discussed.

Symposium "
Musicians in Resistance"
Curator: Frank Harders-Wuthenow
Tuesday, 22nd August 2017, 7.30 pm
Krzyżowa-Campus, Manor House, free admission

Halina and Andrzej Szpilman, widow and son of pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman, a persecuted musician during the National Socialist era, read from Szpilman’s touching autobiography. Th e evening will be moderated by Frank Harders-Wuthenow, whose exhibition „Music in occupied Poland, 1939-1945“ can be visited in the Manor House of Krzyżowa. The evening is framed by pieces for piano by Chopin and Szpilman.