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Judging Performance, Performing Judgments: Race and Performance in Weimar Germany

Fay, Brendan

In the summer of 1930, the pianist John Flaffith concertized throughout Europe and astounded audiences with his vivid interpretations of a varied repertoire, ranging from Debussy and Stravinsky to Bach and Mozart. In Poland, the Kurjer Polski raved: “Yesterday John Flaffith played before a wild audience. What this great artist understands and brings [to the music] can only be appreciated still more by the expert.

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Columbia University
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August 7, 2015
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