Foundation ILMC

The Institute of Concentrationary Musical Literature

The Istituto di Letteratura Musicale Concentrazionaria (ILMC) was established by Francesco Lotoro, a pianist and conductor, originally from Puglia (Italy), who, in over thirty years, has recovered more than eight thousand scores, often produced in a state of deprivation of the most basic human rights.

Created in 2014, the ILMC Foundation aims to protect and enhance this musical heritage written in concentration camps and other places of military and civilian captivity around the world between 1933 and 1953 and collected by Francesco Lotoro.

By January 2023, the Foundation had collected 12,500 musical documents produced in the camps (microfilms, diaries, music notebooks, recordings, interviews with surviving musicians) and collected or produced three thousand academic publications, concentration camp musical essays and musical essays produced in the camps.

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Listen to excerpts from the 24-CD set KZ Musik: Encyclopedia of Music Composed in the Concentration Camps (1933-1945)

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