Composers from Theresienstadt

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Tracklist

1.
Four Songs to the Text of Chinese Poetry - Zaslech Jsem Divoké Husy
00:00
2.
Four Songs to the Text of Chinese Poetry - V Bambusovém Háji
01:37
3.
Four Songs to the Text of Chinese Poetry - Daleko Mĕsic Je Domava
03:08
4.
Four Songs to the Text of Chinese Poetry - Probdĕna Noc
02:29
5.
Poupata (buds) - Four Songs for Bass & Piano - Májové Ráno
00:00
6.
Poupata (buds) - Four Songs for Bass & Piano - Co se dēje pri probuzeni
01:00
7.
Poupata (buds) - Four Songs for Bass & Piano - Deti si hraji
00:00
8.
Poupata (buds) - Four Songs for Bass & Piano - Pred usnutim c. 1
00:00
9.
Poupata (buds) - Four Songs for Bass & Piano - Velikonicni
00:00
10.
Suite for Piano Solo - Mladi
02:02
11.
Suite for Piano Solo - Rodina - domov
02:05
12.
Suite for Piano Solo - 15.3.1939 Okupace
03:03
13.
Suite for Piano Solo - Tovarna - Nemecko
00:00
14.
Suite for Piano Solo - Osvetim - Tovarna na mrtvoly
02:25
15.
Suite for Piano Solo - Tyfus v Kz Kauffering
00:43
16.
Suite for Piano Solo - Sam - Sam!
02:32
17.
Suite for Piano Solo - Novy Zivot
02:33

Description

Among the musical activities in the Terezn (Theresienstadt) concentration camp, the presentations of Hans Krsas childrens opera Brundibr had, without any doubt, a very special standing. Not necessarily for the artistic standards – after all, the young singers were not seasoned artists – but rather for their singing, so spontaneous and radiant, that it became a must for the majority of the Terezin inhabitants to attend it. In popularity Brundibr surpassed even the most beloved Czech opera, Smetanas The Bartered Bride…..

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Recording date

February, march 1985

Recording notes

Recording courtesy of Supraphon Studio, Prague

Press reviews

The Kansas City Star

(…) this recording has historical significance, and allows listeners a glimpse into musical activities during a period when the world was shaken by indescribable horrors. High Performance, Summer 1993 Forbidden composers heard again (…) the music is neither sentimental nor hysterical.

American Record Guide

(…) The music may be rather obvious, but I found it quite moving.

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