Reinventing Life and Career: The Perils of Emigration

Botstein, Leon
September 2007
Musical Quarterly;Fall/Winter2007, Vol. 90 Issue 3/4, p309
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of Fascism, the Holocaust, World War II, exiles and emigration to the musical communities, musical cultures and the musicians' life and career. It states that Lukas Foss is one of the best examples of musician who have experienced migration and has built career abroad. It discusses when he was 11 years old, Foss moved from Berlin, Germany to Paris, France, and he was 15 when he came to the U.S. to study at the Curtis Institute of Music. Another emigrant in Paris was Felix Wolfes, who ended up and made a career in New York as an assistant conductor, accompanist and teacher.


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