Poster or Presentation Title

The Forgotten, Now Being Remembered

Student Author Information

Thomas Cass, University of LynchburgFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Music

Abstract

Although the Holocaust (1933-1945) can be described as humanity’s greatest atrocity, music composed in this era had a profound impact upon Western music throughout the years that followed. With the intent of improving music pedagogy and performance, the purpose of this research was to investigate music during the Holocaust. The particular problems of this study were to (1) identify the music of the Holocaust within ghettos and camps; to (2) determine the influence of the Holocaust on Western composers; to (3) examine musical practices utilized by composers during the Holocaust; and to (4) create a piece based on compositional practices of the Holocaust.

Identification of music in Holocaust camps became feasible in this study due to extensive records provided by multiple sources. The influence of the Holocaust on Western composers was determined by the usage of publishers and the implementation of censorships by governments. The influence of the Holocaust can be found throughout Western music. The presented created a composition based on Holocaust practices compiled through multiple sources provided multiple examples to choose themes and ideas from.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Cynthia Ramsey

Rights Statement

The right to download or print any portion of this material is granted by the copyright owner only for personal or educational use. The author/creator retains all proprietary rights, including copyright ownership. Any editing, other reproduction or other use of this material by any means requires the express written permission of the copyright owner. Except as provided above, or for any other use that is allowed by fair use (Title 17, §107 U.S.C.), you may not reproduce, republish, post, transmit or distribute any material from this web site in any physical or digital form without the permission of the copyright owner of the material.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 10th, 1:30 PM

The Forgotten, Now Being Remembered

Although the Holocaust (1933-1945) can be described as humanity’s greatest atrocity, music composed in this era had a profound impact upon Western music throughout the years that followed. With the intent of improving music pedagogy and performance, the purpose of this research was to investigate music during the Holocaust. The particular problems of this study were to (1) identify the music of the Holocaust within ghettos and camps; to (2) determine the influence of the Holocaust on Western composers; to (3) examine musical practices utilized by composers during the Holocaust; and to (4) create a piece based on compositional practices of the Holocaust.

Identification of music in Holocaust camps became feasible in this study due to extensive records provided by multiple sources. The influence of the Holocaust on Western composers was determined by the usage of publishers and the implementation of censorships by governments. The influence of the Holocaust can be found throughout Western music. The presented created a composition based on Holocaust practices compiled through multiple sources provided multiple examples to choose themes and ideas from.