Prague, 8 June 1894 - Wülzburg, 18 August 1942
"Art is intrinsically the expression of heightened human longing, and the work of art per se is the explosion of heightened feelings. Absolute art is revolution."
Ervín (Erwin) Schulhoff
Ervin Schulhoff worked as a dazzling composer between Dadaism and twelve-tone technique, between jazz and Czech tradition. Balancing subtly between humor and tragedy, he used many styles in his œuvre. He also wrote political music, including the "Communist Manifesto" for choir and orchestra (1933). As a Jewish and communist artist, Schulhoff was persecuted by the National Socialists. He died in a concentration camp near Dachau and fell into oblivion for a long time. Today, his imaginative and rich piano and chamber music compositions are often heard again in concerts.
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