Cover Osteuropa 4/2009

In Osteuropa 4/2009

An Encounter in Charlottengrad
The Berlin Music World Receives the Russian Exile

Stefan Weiss

Deutsche Fassung


Together with the Russian emigration that followed the October Revolution, numerous musicians also made their way to Berlin, where, thanks to a rich infrastructure, they were offered a diverse array of possibilities to remain active. The Russian contribution to the German capital’s concert life met with only lukewarm acceptance among the local population of the early 1920s. But the Berlin stays of composers such as Lev Knipper or Vladimir Shcherbachev promoted musical exchange between Berlin, Moscow, and Leningrad.

(Osteuropa 4/2009, pp. 61–76)