Artist: Olivier Greif

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Olivier Greif (3 January 1950, Paris – 13 May 2000, Paris) was a French composer of Polish-Jewish parentage. His father was an Auschwitz survivor, a fact which affected Greif deeply and led him to compose a number of Holocaust-themed works, notably Todesfuge, based on the poem by Paul Celan, and Lettres de Westerbork, a song cycle which uses letters written by Etty Hillesum. Greif began composing at the age of 9, and studied at the Paris Conservatoire and the Juilliard School. ead more on Last.fm

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