In this section of our ‘Singing a Song in a Foreign Land’ online resource you can find in-depth articles about the history of migrant musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain. These stories can focus on individual musicians as well as pieces of music, places or institutions.
Please click on the titles in the menu to access the stories.
Our research is led by artistic practice, and many of the video and audio recordings embedded in these stories were made at the Royal College of Music. These stories reflect the work of several research and performance projects that have explored archives in Britain and abroad, produced sheet music editions and recordings of previously unknown works (also see our Featured Works section for those) and resulted in concert tours with RCM students and staff in the UK, Germany and on the Isle of Man. Names of migrant musicians mentioned in the stories are linked to their biographical profiles in the online resource. At the bottom of each page you will find references and suggested sources of further information.
Image: Mooragh internment camp in Ramsey, Isle of Man, 1940. Courtesy of Manx National Heritage (PG/5396/8)