Monday, May 09, 2016

Ursula Mamlok

A post to mark the passing of Ursula Mamlok, a composer whose work I am ashamed to say I do not know at all -- this despite a CD of her music that's been here for years and years.

Her family was Jewish and she was born in Berlin in 1923 -- so you can see much of the story coming just from those two facts. They fled to Ecuador in 1939; Mamlok, her talent already obvious, was admitted to Mannes with a full scholarship, and she was able to move to the United States, where she lived for most of her life. Margalit Fox's Times obit reports that she was a fixture on the NYC avant-garde scene.


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