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'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship
'Recovered Voices' initiative studies grim history of Nazi censorship

James Conlon's Los Angeles Opera "Recovered Voices" mission of reviving music suppressed by the Nazis has been on hiatus lately, economic recovery being the company's priority. For the time being, the music director has, instead, looked elsewhere, such as establishing the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School. Still, the obstacles of promoting obscure composers during the current commercial climate was foremost on Conlon's mind Saturday when he gave the keynote address for a weekend symposium on censorship sponsored by this initiative in Thayer Hall, Colburn's recital hall. How and why music gets repressed and restored can...

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