Thomas Lesch Schmidt
Lesch Schmidt, noted composer from Germany, is the recipient of the “Franz Liszt Award for Musical Composition 2004” from Pro Europa: European Cultural Foundation and the City for the Cultures of Peace. His opera “The Golem in Bayreuth: A Music Theater Play” (1999) brings together in an unusual way German and the Jewish cultural and artistic traditions, including Wagner’s music and Yiddish songs, undermines habitual modes of artistic expressions as well as familar readings of contemporary German society. This opera was performed by the Burgtheater/Akademietheater (Vienna, Austria) and published by the Suhrkamp Verlag and Schott Verlag, Germany, see: http://www.schott-musik.de. Ulla Berkéwicz, well-known author, actress, and editor, wrote the libretto. Zweitausendeins-Verlag – www.zweitausendeins.de – distributes the CD recording.
For further information, please consult: http://www.lesch-schmidt.de/
EVENTS WITH LESCH SCHMIDT AT THE CITY FOR THE CULTURES OF PEACE
Lesch Schmidt gave a musical recital at the international conference:
DISCOURS D’EXCLUSION ET D’INCLUSION : DYNAMIQUES DE LA MONDIALISATION DANS LES AMÉRIQUES, COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL.