Oral history interview with Hugo Weisgall focused on his family lineage and early childhood, immigration to the US, military service and involvement in World War II, Judaism and personal identity, musical training and career, opera, and compositional style. Encompasses a broad range of topics including the Czech Republic, Jewish liturgical music, Baltimore (Md.), the Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Roger Sessions, Fritz Reiner, the John Hopkins University, the Peabody Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and Weisgall's numerous operatic works.
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