Polish composer Szymon Laks was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II, and became a conductor for the Auschwitz orchestra.
After the war, Laks continued to compose, but his music never received widespread recognition. He was more well-known for his concentration camp memoir “Music of Another World.”
Now, the ARC Ensemble in Canada has released “Music in Exile Volume 3: Chamber Works by Szymon Laks.” Artistic director Simon Wynberg joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the album.
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