Austrian musicologist Gerold W. Gruber is the founder and head of the mdw’s exil.arte Centre. exil.arte functions as a point of contact and interface for research on as well as the reception, preservation, and presentation of works by Austrian composers, musicians, and music researchers who were deemed “degenerate” by the Third Reich.
Norbert Hofer, a doctoral candidate at the mdw, provides a glimpse into his work in the field of cultural institutions studies and describes how cultural funding by the City of Vienna has developed since 1998.
February 2019 witnessed the launch of the three-year third party-funded project Heinrich Schenker’s Diaries 1915–1919: An Annotated Edition. It marks the latest climax in the recent historical interest in this Viennese theoretician.
With her recent monograph on Hugo Kauder published in 2018 as part of the series exil.arte-Schriften, musicologist Karin Wagner has given the interested reading public a biography of a composer, music philosopher, and theoretician who was forced to flee National Socialist-ruled Austria.