"The Jewish Music Renaissance in Poland and Germany"

Grafika promocyjna: Konferencja Żydowski Renesans Muzyczny w Polsce i w Niemczech.
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

De Musica Association and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews are pleased to invite you to an international conference devoted to the music of Jewish composers and the influence of Jewish culture in music.

Papers and lectures will include presentations of the inter-war Jewish music community of Lwów as well as the work of Seweryn Barbag, Mieczysław Weinberg and Andrzej Czajkowski. The conference will be accompanied by piano recitals by Jascha Nemtsov (Weimar) and Elżbieta Sternlicht (Berlin). The periodical “Muzykalia/Judaica” devoted to music and Jewish culture will also be featured.



Place: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 6 Anielewicza St., Auditorium

  • 4.00 pm
    Opening of the Conference
    Michał Bristiger (Warsaw): Remembering Seweryn Barbag (1891–1944) (Polish)
    Hanna Palmon (Hebrew University, Jerusalem): The Jewish Music Community of Lwów between the two World Wars (English)
  • 7.00 pm
    Jascha Nemtsov (Berlin, Potsdam)
    PIANO RECITAL (combined with a lecture in English)
    The program will include works by Mieczysław Weinberg, Józef Achron, Juliusz Wolfsohn and Aleksander Weprik.


Place: Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 6 Anielewicza St., Screening Room

  • 4.00 pm
    Joanna Gaul (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań): Between Metaphor and Literalness – On Ways of Presenting the Holocaust: Viktor Ullmann’s “The Emperor of Atlantis” and Mieczysław Weinberg’s “The Passenger”, and their Contemporary Interpretations (Polish)
    Jan Makarewicz (University of Warsaw): Azrael in Terezín. The Intertextuality of Viktor Ullmann’s “The Emperor of Atlantis” (Polish)
  • 5.30 pm
    Michael Kirchner (Harsewinkel):  Jewish Thought in the Activity of Janusz Korczak (German)
    Katarzyna Naliwajek-Mazurek (Warsaw):  Polish Musicians of Jewish Descent  in Occupied Warsaw
  • 8.00 pm
    ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: “Muzykalia/Judaica” – future perspectives  Panelists: Michał Bristiger (moderator), Antoni Buchner, Frank Harders-Wuthenow, Katarzyna Naliwajek-Mazurek, Jascha  Nemtsov, Hanna Palmon.


Place: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 8 Fredry St., Concert Hall

  • 7.30 pm
    Elżbieta Sternlicht (Berlin University of the Arts)
    The program will include works by Israeli and Jewish composers (Józef Tal, Mordecai Seter, Shulamit Ran, Lior Navok), as well as Isaac Albezniz’s Iberia and Maurice Ravel’s Miroirs.

Admission is free to all events.

Simultaneous translation into Polish will be provided. Abstracts of papers will be available in English.


De Musica Association
Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Conference Partner:

Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne

Polskie Wydawnictwa Muzyczne - logotyp


Organized thanks to support from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage as well as funds awarded by the Minister of Science and Higher Education for the promotion of science.

Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego, Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego - logotypy


Supported by the Polish-German Science Foundation.
Gefördert aus Mitteln der Deutsch-Polnischen Wissenschaftsstiftung.

Polsko-Niemiecka Fundacja na Rzecz Nauki