norman lebrecht

September 03, 2023

The Austrian-born composer Walter Arlen died yesterday aged 103.

He escaped to the US in 1938 after his father was sent to Buchenwald, settled in Chicago, founded a university music department and composed copiously, mostly for voice.

He appeared this year in the Netflix documentary Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate.

He is survived by his husband, Howard Myers.

By mrtrv