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

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