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‘ENTARTETE MUSIK’

“Entartete Musik,” occupying all three floors of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, is open during evening hours to concert patrons of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and to the public Thursdays through Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. There are a number of performances, exhibits and related events in Los Angeles examining the fates of the “degenerate” musicians.

PERFORMANCES:

The Philharmonic New Music Group will pay tribute to Ernst Krenek Monday night at the Japan America Theatre in a program featuring “Arc of Life” (1981), “Durch die Nacht (1931), “The Dissembler” (1979) and Kleine Symphonie (1928).

The Philharmonic will perform works by Erich Korngold, Paul Hindemith, Krenek and Kurt Weill in a series of concerts Thursday through Saturday at the Music Center. Lawrence Foster conducts.

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EXHIBITS:

As part of its major retrospective of “degenerate art,” the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has devoted a satellite gallery to the fate of musicians under the Nazi regime.

At USC’s Arnold Schoenberg Institute the exhibit, “From the Old World to the New World: Schoenberg’s Emigration to America,” is on view through June. Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Exiles in Paradise,” an exhibit focusing on the expatriate European composers, conductors, writers and musicians who settled in Southern California in the 1930s and 1940s, is on display at the Hollywood Bowl Museum through October. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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DISCUSSIONS:

A talk, “Entartete Musik: The Aryanization of Emotions” will be presented by Albrecht Dumling, music critic for Der Tagesspiegel in Berlin, Wednesday, at 8 p.m. at USC’s Arnold Schoenberg Institute.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will present a symposium, “Art and Politics under the Nazis” Saturday, from 1:30-5:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (The event is free and open to the public). Author and former New York Times critic Joseph Horowitz is the moderator.

A lecture/video series will be held Monday nights at the Hollywood Bowl Museum. Lawrence Weschler, grandson of composer Ernst Toch talks April 8; musical lexicographer Nicolas Slonimsky April 15; producer/director Gottfried Reinhardt, son of director Max Reinhardt on April 22 and composer David Raksin concludes April 29.

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