The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi-Europe in Britain 

Sheet Music Editions (free download):

What a Life! Music from the internment revue by Hans Gál, Douglas, Isle of Man, 1940:

This edition is almost ready, but because of a temporary suspension of the Music, Migration and Mobility Project, the completion of the edition has been delayed. A preliminary version can be made available on request. Please click here to ask for a copy.

You can watch excerpts from What a Life! on the RCM Youtube Channel:

Ballade vom Deutschen Refugee

Der Song vom Doppelbett (double bed song)

You can also buy a CD with Hans Gál's diary 'Music behind Barbed Wire' 

Egon Wellesz, Drei Lieder nach Texten von Ernst Stadler Op. 24:

click here to download

Peter Gellhorn, Mooragh (Isle of Man, 1940):  click here to download  

Royal College of Music:


Singing a Song in a Foreign Land - online resource with oral history interviews, biographies and performance footage


Peter Gellhorn Project - AHRC funded exploration of Peter Gellhorn’s musical legacy


RCM Research Department


RCM Centre for Performance Science


RCM Museum of Music




External resources and organisations:

Musik und Migration Salzburg 

LexM Hamburg University - Online encyclopaedia about musicians persecuted by the Nazi Regime


Exil Arte Vienna


Musica Reanimata Berlin


Forbidden Music Regained, Leo Smit Foundation Amsterdam

Festival Verfemte Musik Schwerin

Jewish Music and Theatre

online resource from the AHRC funded project 'Performing the Jewish Canon'

Insiders Outsiders Festival


Orel Foundation


Forum Voix étouffées


Holocaust Music (ORT)


International Centre for Suppressed Music