Oral History Interviews: Raphael Wallfisch in conversation with Norbert Meyn

The son of Holocaust survivor Anita Lasker Wallfisch and the émigré pianist Peter Wallfisch, cellist and RCM professor Raphael Wallfisch has performed and recorded many works by the émigré composers from Nazi Europe that have been explored through the research project ‘Music, Migration and Mobility’ at the Royal College of Music.

In this interview, Wallfisch speaks to RCM researcher Norbert Meyn about the works for cello and orchestra by Hans Gál, Berthold Goldschmidt, Franz Reizenstein, Joseph Horovitz and Mátyás Seiber, about his encounters with other Émigré musicians and about performing and recording with his father, who was also a professor at the Royal College of Music.

For further interviews please visit the online resource of the RCM’s Music, Migration and Mobility project: https://www.rcm.ac.uk/singingasong