Anthroposophic Allusions

Posted on Jun 25th, 2011 by Jeanne Golan

Have spent this summer afternoon settled on a bench in Riverside Park, a block from my apartment, studying the scores.  Checking the occasional unusual marking with a German dictionary, reading through the foreword by Conrad Richter. Came across mention of the Anthroposophist movement that Ullmann became active with in the early 1930’s.  He even gave up music for a few years, devoting himself to this philosophy that seems grounded in perceiving all actions great and small as artistic.  This has put me on a journey to figure out what this was about, why it attracted Ullmann, if it affected his composing….

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