Stumbling blocks part I: Gallant times

The forgotten Jewish entertainment musicians of the 1920s and 30s

Musical performance in two parts

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If you look at light music records from the 1920s and 1930s, you will notice a high musical quality on the one hand, but on the other hand it is striking that most of the singers and orchestra leaders did not reappear either during or after the National Socialist era.

In addition to the change in musical taste and the clearer separation between popular and serious music, the fact that most of these artists were Jewish is the main reason why these artists were forgotten. Many emigrated as early as 1933 and were no longer able to gain a foothold as artists in exile.

On both dates (November 18 and November 25), “Stolperscheiben”, i.e. original shellac records, will be played on gramophones as acoustic windows into gallant and noble times. Through stories about the life and whereabouts of the artists, they are brought back to life and the recording and reproduction of the time is rediscovered.

Bernd Felbermair – Concept and presentation
After studying Catholic theology and electrical engineering, Bernd Felbermair worked at vocational schools and in teacher training in the fields of general education, Catholic religion and information/communication technology. He currently still offers a teaching position at the Leibniz University of Hanover and has been involved with historical sound recordings for 40 years. The focus is on salon music, cabaret and Argentine tango, among other things.

26 Euro – Large hall
18 Euro – Salon (reduced 8 Euro)

Combined ticket (part I and II):
40 € – Large hall
25 Euro – Salon

With the kind support of:

1700 years of Jewish life in Germany

Supported by #2021JLID – Jüdisches Leben in Deutschland e.V. with funds from the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community.