Listen: Joy Calico on BBC Radio 3

Joy H. Calico, Associate Professor of Musicology at the Blair School and Director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University, was interviewed last spring by BBC Radio 3 about her most recent book, Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘A Survivor from Warsaw in Postwar Europe.’

Calico was inspired to write this book while researching the Jüdische Chronik, a collaborative piece by composers from both East and West Germany from 1960-61 that she suspected had been influenced by Schoenberg’s 1947 composition A Survivor From Warsaw. Tracking down information about that composition took on a life of its own, culminating in this publication.

Listen to the BBC interview here, and read more about Calico’s inspiration for the book here.

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