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date: 21 November 2017

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This study looks at several musical works written in Terezin in the summer of 1944 to explore the way censorship, or what is referred to as a “censoring environment,” affects a range of musical choices. Four composers, Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann, and Hans Krasa use a range of suggestive allusions in their instrumental works in order to write pieces that seem to be creating a certain of kind of insistent expression. I argue that their efforts are part of an attempt to witness, or to communicate to those both inside and outside a range of secret meanings about the concentration camp experience, and even possibly engage in musical sabotage.

Keywords: censorship, Gideon Klein, Hans Krása, Viktor Ullmann, concentration camp, Holocaust, Auschwitz, secrets, middles, musical form

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