From August 23, 2021

A program in memory of the violinist Alma Rosé on Deutschlandfunk

The concert at the Mozart Festival in Würzburg will be broadcast on Deutschlandfunk and will be available in the Mediathek from August 23.

Corinna Harfouch, recitation
Latica Honda-Rosenberg, violin
Hideyo Harada, piano

Word-sound collage with works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Dvořák, Sarasate, Janáček, Monti, Kreisler and Bloch

A name that should never be forgotten: Alma Rosé. The life of a strong woman and fascinating artist connects with it. Her biography reflects the humanistic power of music - and how music can be misused by a cruel cause at the same time. Alma Rosé was born in 1906. Her father is the famous violinist and Vienna Philharmonic, Arnold Rosé, and her uncle is Gustav Mahler. The beginnings of her own career as a violinist are promising. But her Jewish descent became her undoing: Alma Rosé died in Auschwitz in 1944. The musician shares the fate of six million Jews. But that does not end the biography of Alma Rosé. It is also part of her life story that she set an example with music.

Photo: Corinna Harfouch © Dirk Dunkelberg • Latica Honda-Rosenberg © Joseph Molina • Hideyo Harada © Uwe Arens