The Hugo Kauder Societywill mark the 125th anniversary of Kauder’s birth by presenting the world premiere of Merlin, Kauder’s only opera, in New Haven on June 9, 2013. Merlin is the fantastical story of a young man's search for truth and wisdom as he journeys through mythical and magical kingdoms. Recalling both the mythology that inspired Richard Wagner and the magical world of Mozart’sThe Magic Flute, Merlin is an innovative amalgam of musical styles and theatrical genres.
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The Hugo Kauder Society
Hugo Kauder was a mid-century Viennese composer, pedagogue, and émigré to America, who defied the atonal trend of his generation with his uniquely harmonic, contrapuntal style. His legacy of over 300 works, many yet to be published, is receiving renewed interest today.
The Hugo Kauder Society hopes to share Kauder's music with the next generation of musicians and listeners.