News Art is intrinsically the expression of heightened human longing, and the work of art per se is the explosion of heightened feelings. Absolute art is revolution. After his military service in the Austrian Army during the war, he was resident in Germany until This was where his interest was particularly aroused by the radical direction taken by the avant-garde: Dadaism and jazz, but he additionally absorbed influences from Impressionism, Expressionism and Neo-Classicism. He also struck up a lively correspondence with Alban Berg. On his return to Prague, Schulhoff became the successor of Max Brod as the music critic of the newspaper Prager Abendblatt.
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At the time of the German invasion, he had been at the high point of his career, well-established and respected by the artists and composers of his day.
He was a radical artist, influenced by Dadaism, and one of the first European composers to begin experimenting with jazz by integrating it into traditional musical forms such as symphonies and concertos.
Even after being imprisoned in jail and then being sent to a Bavarian concentration camp, Schulhoff continued to work on his compositions. To the very end he remained true to his political and aesthetic ideals: a commitment that cost him his life. Schulhoff was born in Prague in to a wealthy Jewish family. His mother supported his interests, committing herself to his musical education and accompanying him on his studies in Vienna and then Leipzig, where he completed his training in As a teenager, Schulhoff attended the conservatory in Cologne.
He was wounded twice on the Russian front, and was permanently affected by the horrors he witnessed. Even while fighting, he continued to compose, and immediately after the end of the war published his first compositions. The sufferings of war, however, deeply depressed him, and he sought a source of inspiration and comfort.
After the war, he travelled to Dresden where his sister was studying to become a painter. In addition to being a composer, Schulhoff was a successful performer. A few years after settling in Germany, the inflation of devastated the family finances, and Schulhoff had to rely entirely on his own earnings. In he founded a jazz quartet, and developed the idea of starting a jazz school to train and employ jazz musicians.
As life grew increasingly difficult for Jews and leftists, the composer was increasingly drawn to Communism. In , he wrote music for a libretto he commissioned, based on the Communist Manifesto. The piece was never performed, and was presumed lost, only to be discovered in the USSR in the s. Increasingly politically active, he began to write explicitly socialist songs. In the late s Schulhoff moved back to Prague. Friends tried to convince him to leave, but he delayed and prevaricated.
He finally tried to get a visa to America, but was rejected, and after the Hitler-Stalin pact, decided that applying for Soviet citizenship was a better plan.
In he was awarded Soviet citizenship, and was waiting for visas for himself and his wife and son. Assuming his success, he had his works sent ahead to the USSR for protection, a decision that was to protect them from destruction.
The mother and child were temporarily released, but Schulhoff was kept in jail. Although most inmates were assigned exhausting field work, the musician was spared this by a sympathetic camp commander. Nonetheless, his health was bad and quickly worsened. He died of tuberculosis in August Sources Bek, J. Erwin Schulhoff: Leben und Werk. Nemtsov, J. Acta Musicologica, 70 1 ,
He won the Mendelssohn Prize twice, for piano in and for composition in He was wounded and was in an Italian prisoner-of-war camp when the war ended. When organizing concerts of avant-garde music in , he included this manifesto:  Absolute art is revolution, it requires additional facets for development, leads to overthrow coups in order to open new paths The idea of revolution in art has evolved for decades, under whatever sun the creators live, in that for them art is the commonality of man. This is particularly true in music, because this art form is the liveliest, and as a result reflects the revolution most strongly and deeply—the complete escape from imperialistic tonality and rhythm, the climb to an ecstatic change for the better.
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At the time of the German invasion, he had been at the high point of his career, well-established and respected by the artists and composers of his day. He was a radical artist, influenced by Dadaism, and one of the first European composers to begin experimenting with jazz by integrating it into traditional musical forms such as symphonies and concertos. Even after being imprisoned in jail and then being sent to a Bavarian concentration camp, Schulhoff continued to work on his compositions. To the very end he remained true to his political and aesthetic ideals: a commitment that cost him his life. Schulhoff was born in Prague in to a wealthy Jewish family.
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Solo and Ensemble Works, Vol. The third movement is the only one with a musical direction the others all have just metronome markings. Finale mit Variationen This famous fantasy-sonata with its sublime lyricism and charming themes and variations, composed for the viola inadapts perfectly to the warm sound of the saxophone in a dense and subtle dialogue between the two instruments. The saxophonist Frank Lunte from Berlin was engaged to edit this volume. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. He was an exceptional improviser even in classical music and even more so in jazz. Leonard for soprano or tenor saxophone.