Wednesday 4 January 2017 7:30PM

Music on the Brink of Destruction

Music from the Holocaust

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  • The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
  • Emily Kyte mezzo-soprano
  • James Way tenor
  • Sam Carl bass-baritone
  • Benjamin Nabarro violin
  • Krzysztof Chorzelski viola
  • Gemma Rosefield cello
  • Tim Horton piano
  • Leo Nicholson piano
  • Vera Müllerová piano

Amid the ravages of the Holocaust, in ghettos and camps across occupied Europe, victims responded to the catastrophe that was engulfing them through music.

This concert showcases some extraordinary compositions from the time, including works familiar and forgotten, and some exciting new discoveries.

The concert will also see the launch of The ORT/ Marks Fellowships, honouring the founder of the acclaimed ORT Music and the Holocaust website. The fellowships will support continued research and outreach work, educating wide audiences about this rich musical legacy.

holocaustmusic.ort.org

  • Dovid Ayznshtat (1880-1942)
        • Cantata: Chad gadya
    • A selection of songs from the Nazi ghettos:
  • Anon
        • Ani Ma'amin
  • Dovid Beyglman (1887-1944)
        • Nit kayn rozhinkes, nit kayn mandlen
  • Dmitry Pokrass (1899-1978)
        • Zog nit keynmol az du geyst dem letstn veg
  • Gideon Klein (1919-1945)
        • String Trio
  • Pavel Haas (1899-1944)
      • Four Songs on Chinese Poetry
        • 4. Probdena noc
  • Martin Roman (1910-1996)
        • Karussell, Wir reiten auf holzernen Pferden
  • Viktor Ullmann (1898-1944)
      • Geistliche Lieder Op. 20 No. 1
        • Urn Mitternacht, im Schlafe schon
  • Interval
  • Josima Feldschuh (1929-1943)
        • No. 6 Mazurek Op. 10
        • Nocturno Op. 16
        • Kujawiak Op. 13
  • Gideon Klein
        • The Poplar Tree (for piano and narrator) (UK première)
  • Hans Krása (1899-1944)
        • Passacaglia and Fugue
  • Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin (1883-1957)
        • To the Memory of Our Dead Children Op.63 (Piano Trio) (UK première)
  • Zikmund Schul (1916-1944)
        • Two Chassidic Dances Op.15

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