Carolyn Enger © J Henry Fair
November 11, 2024

Ramapo College

Ramapo College
Mahwah, NJ

The Mischlinge Exposé

The Mischlinge Exposé weaves a multimedia tapestry around a little-known aspect of the Holocaust: the Mischlinge (a derogatory Nazi term for those neither fully Jewish nor fully Aryan). Interweaving video and audio testimony from Carolyn’s godmother and her father (both labeled Mischling, Grade A by the Nazis), with the music of composers from the salon period who converted to Christianity in the decades before the war, and works reacting to questions of identity after the war, the program vividly illustrates what it was like to be between worlds in Germany in the first half of the 20th century. Through the telling of her family story, Ms. Enger’s live documentary The Mischlinge Exposé directly addresses universally significant issues of identity and inclusion, encouraging empathy, tolerance, and engagement. 

Program

  • Three Songs Without Words Felix Mendelssohn
    • Op. 19. No. 6: “Venetianisches Gondellied”
    • Op. 30, No. 6: “Venetianisches Gondellied”
    • Op. 19, No. 1
  • Albumblatt “Erinnerungen aus Wien” Alexander Zemlinsky
  • O Traum der Jugend, O Goldener Stern Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
  • Sonatine, Op. 44 “Gradus ad Parnassum” Hanns Eisler
    • I. Andante
    • II. Allegretto scherzando
    • III. Larghetto
  • Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Gustav Mahler
  • Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 34 Paul Ben-Haim
    • Canzonetta
  • Sechs Kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19 Arnold Schoenberg
    • I. Leich, zart
    • II. Langsam
    • III. Sehr Langsam
    • IV. Rasch, aber leicht
    • V. Etwas rasch
    • VI. Sehr langsam

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