Review of the Correspondence of Ernst Krenek

Ernst Krenek Institut Krems, Austria

In addition to numerous musical and literary manuscripts the Ernst Krenek Institute is home to a large body of correspondence in need of fundamental review so as to further catalogue the estate of the Austrian composer Ernst Krenek. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation is supporting the cataloguing of this correspondence.

Ernst Krenek was a friend and contact to numerous 20th century figureheads in both political and artistic circles. Personalities like Igor Strawinsky, Thomas Mann, Joseph Roth, Adlai Stevenson, Alma Mahler and Oskar Kokoschka were among his acquaintances. This means the review of his correspondence not only offers the chance to extend research on Ernst Krenek but also to make his entire social sphere more transparent and thereby more accessible.


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