Simon, James, 1880-1944

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James Simon was born in 1880 in Berlin. He studied music in Berlin and Munich and is regarded as a "lost" late romantic composer. In 1933 he emigrated via Switzerland to Amsterdam, where he stayed until his deportation in 1941 to Theresienstadt. He was killed in Auschwitz in 1944.

From the guide to the James Simon Collection, 1931-1945, (Leo Baeck Institute Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Graue Engle : erschienen als op. 14 No. 5 / Max Dauthendey ; James Simon. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Weltende / Else Lasker-Schüler ; James Simon. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Singende Flammen / Christian Morgenstern ; James Simon. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Bodanzky, Artur, 1877-1939. Jakob Klein presentation album, 1926-1931. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Der Mensch lebt und bestehet ; Un grand sommeil / James Simon. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Legende : für Streichquartett / von James Simon. Library of Congress
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Mein Leben / Fontane ; James Simon. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. In meinem Garten / Arno Kolz ; James Simon. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf James Simon Collection, 1931-1945 Leo Baeck Institute Archives
creatorOf Simon, James, 1880-1944. Arioso : für Violoncell allein / James Simon. University of Washington Libraries
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associatedWith Appelbaum, Toni person
associatedWith Claudius, Matthias, 1740-1815 person
associatedWith Dauthendey, Max, 1867-1918 person
associatedWith Fontane, Theodor, 1819-1898 person
associatedWith Holz, Arno, 1863-1929 person
associatedWith Lasker-Schüler, Else, 1869-1945 person
associatedWith Library of Congress. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Morgenstern, Christian, 1871-1914 person
associatedWith Schlaf, Johannes, 1862-1941. person
associatedWith Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896 person
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Jewish composers
German poetry
Music
Music
Songs with piano
String quartets
Violoncello music
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Birth 1880

Death 1944

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