Two cycles of songs composed by Ignatz Waghalter will be performed on March 23, 2017 at a concert at Kennesaw State University’s School of Music. The title of the concert is Songs Not Silenced: Music Forbidden in the Holocaust. The concert is devoted to the work of composers whose work …
The second Naxos recording of orchestral music by Ignatz Wagalter was released in May 2015. The story behind the discovery of this long-lost work is remarkable.
By David Waghalter Green
“For me, the recovery of Waghalter’s music has made possible, in a profoundly personal sense, a deeper understanding of my grandfather. His music reveals a man of intense and fluctuating emotions. Despite all the difficulties that he encountered in his life, Waghalter’s view of the world was essentially optimistic, hopeful and idealistic.”
Ignatz Waghalter’s Sinfonia was performed on November 14, 2014 in Toronto’s CBC Glenn Gould Studio.
Ignatz Waghalter’s Violin Concero in A Major, Opus 15, was performed on October 27, 2014 in Warsaw’s historic Teatr Wielki at a Gala Concert celebrating the Grand Opening of the Core Exhibit at the Museum of the History of Polish Jewry. The event was attended by an audience of more than 1700 people from all over the world.
A second CD featuring orchestral works of Ignatz Waghalter, with conductor Alexander Walker leading the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra, will be released in April 2015.
Reviews of the Naxos Waghalter CD