The American classical music publishing house, G. Schirmer (part of Wise Music Group), has struck a deal with with the Exilarte Center for
Banned Music in Vienna to restore the music of composers banned under the Nazi regime.
The initial output from Schirmer and Exilarte will be 300 songs, 100 chamber music works, 50 orchestral works, several operas and numerous
film scores. Robert Thompson, president of G. Schirmer/Wise Music, says: ‘Exilarte has been a beacon of light since 2006 as the leading institution in locating, restoring, and making available musical works by composers lost during the Holocaust. Their work is vital, precious, and honorable, ensuring that these composers who were silenced during World War II are not forgotten.’
Currently, Exilarte represents the estates of 30 composers and musicians. They include the Hollywood composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, the prolific Viennese star Walter Bricht, songwriter Wilhellm Grosz, and German Lieder writer Gustav Lewj.
Here’s a full list:
Robert Freistadtl (Frey)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Richard Tauber/Mary Losseff
Eduard Van Clef
Hans Winterberg (pictured)