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Always a Part of the Present
No other name is mentioned as often in the context of the Bauhaus as that of Walter Gropius. This is no coincidence. An essential secret of his enduring success is the effective network of loyal employ- ees and friends that the Bauhaus founder kept alive and nurtured far beyond the end of his university.
“It’s striking! You have to hear us – you’ll be thinking of us.”
From the rhythmical noise of the Bauhaus band to the inspiring art of the fugue, to the performances of contemporary composers: Life at the Bauhaus was always accompanied by background music, though it was not even on the curriculum.
How the Bauhaus found its way back to Europe
We tend to see the influence of the Bauhaus on the USA as a one-way street. In fact, the fertilisation was reciprocal and continues to this day.