Composers from Theresienstadt
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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…..
February, march 1985
Recording courtesy of Supraphon Studio, Prague
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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