Zikmund Schul

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Zikmund Schul (11 January 1916 – 2 June 1944) was a German Jewish composer.

Life[edit]

Schul was born in Chemnitz, Germany, into an Eastern European Jewish family, and grew up in Kassel. Only little is known about his life. He moved to Prague in 1933. In 1937 he started to study composition in Prague, where he was a pupil of Alois Haba. During his time in Prague he became a friend of Victor Ullmann. In Prague he started also to archive a collection of synagogal-songs from the synagogue of Prague (under direction of Salomon Lieben). Schul married 1941 Olga Stern, and both were deported to Terezin the 30th Nov 1941. Schul died in Theresienstadt concentration camp[1] from tubercolosis.

Worklist[edit]

Opus Date English Title Remarks
op 9b Nr.1 1937 Die Nischt – Gewesenen Song for Alto and Piano
- 1941 Mogen Ovos Organ and Choir
- 1941 Fuge in E Piano
- 1941-42 2 Chassidic Dances Viola and Cello
- 1942 Zaddik String Quartet
- 1942 Cantata Judaïca Op. 13 (finale) Tenor and Choir
- 1942 Ki Tavo al Ha'aretz Children's Choir
- 1942 Uv’tzeil K’nofecho String Quartet
- 1942 V'l'Yerushalayim Voice and String Quartet arrangiert nach Vilem Zrzavy
- 1943 Schiksal Song for Alt, Flute, Viola and Violoncello from the cycle "Dunkle Klänge"
- 1943 Duo Violin and Viola
- - 3rd phrase from a piano sonata

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Recordings[edit]

The whole music written in Concentration Camps are contained in the CD-Encyclopedia KZ MUSIK created by Francesco Lotoro

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