19 de setembro de 2012

Arrepiante. Uma das minhas sinfonias preferidas.

Taken from "HOLOCAUST - A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz". For the first time since its liberation, permission was granted for music to be
heard in Auschwitz and a number of leading musicians were brought there to perform music for the film.

For many prisoners in Auschwitz, music played a unique and precious role. Several orchestras and bands were set up, made up entirely of inmates.

Amidst all the horrors, music was a part of daily life: marches were played at the camp gates as labour gangs were led out to work each morning and musicians were called on at all times of the day and night to perform for the SS and Nazi officers.

Now, in a unique tribute to the millions who died in the Nazi genocide and for the first time in its history, the museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau has allowed a number of leading musicians from around the world to come to the camps and perform in a 90-minute film shot entirely on location.

A sequence of carefully chosen music, all connected in some way with the Holocaust, will be interwoven with the powerful accounts of three survivors from the men's and women's orchestras.

The list of world-class musicians taking part in the film includes the acclaimed Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov, the American pianist Emanuel Ax and a number of international singers, including sopranos Isabel Bayrakdarian and Kate Royal, mezzo-soprano Tove Dahlberg and bass-baritone Gerald Finlay.

The Sinfonietta Krakowia and Camerata Silesia will be conducted by John Axelrod.

The film includes music from the Jewish liturgy as well as works by Chopin, Górecki, Messiaen, Viktor Ullmann and Bach.

16 de setembro de 2012

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