Classical 91.5

Kaddish: Reflections on the Holocaust in Music and Words, 04/24/17, 2:00p

Mar 20, 2017

Robert Fisch and host Mindy Ratner
Credit www.classicalmpr.org

Kaddish draws upon the unique stories of Holocaust survivors as told to APM’s Mindy Ratner.  The narrative of courage, resilience, and serendipity is scored with works by composers whose lives were touched by the Holocaust, including composers Gideon Klein, Luka Foss, Paul Ben-Haim and Ilse Weber.

The music is especially poignant, and enhances the very special nature of the program.

Program Playlist...

Gideon Klein (arr D Hope): Kaddish
Daniel Hope, violin
from Forbidden Music (Nimbus 5702)

Lukas Foss: "Elegy for Anne Frank" (1989)
Kevin McCutcheon, piano
Berlin Radio Symphony Orch/Christopher Wilkins, conductor
from Lukas Foss: Elegy for Anne Frank (Naxos 8.559438) (excerpt)

Paul Ben-Haim: Suite #2, Op 20b, mvt III: Nocturne (1936)
Gila Goldstein, piano
from Paul Ben-Haim (Centaur 2506)

Paul Ben-Haim: Pastorale variée for Clarinet, Harp and String Orchestra (1945)
David Drosinos, clarinet
Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra/Vladimir Lande, conductor
from Portals (Marquis 81423)

Stephen Paulus: Interlude: "Veil of Tears" from To Be Certain of the Dawn (2005)
Minnesota Orchestra/Osmo Vänskä, conductor
(BIS 1726)

Carlo Sigmund Taube: "Ein jüdisches Kind"
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Ib Hausmann, clarinet
from Terezin/Theresienstadt (DGG 477 6546)

Hans Gal: Symphony #1, mvt III: Elegie
Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair, conductor
from Kindred Spirits (Avie 2224)

Ilse Weber (music and text): "Und der Regen rinnt"
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
Bengt Forsberg, piano
Bebe Risenfors, double bass
from Terezin/Theresienstadt DGG 477 6546

Hans Gal: Serenade for Strings (mvts I & III)
Symphony Nova Scotia/Georg Tintner, conductor
from Late Romantics * Neo-Romantiques (CBC 5167)

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Melancolia
Christopher Parkening, guitar
from The Artistry of Christopher Parkening� (EMI 54853)

Krzysztof Penderecki: "Kadisz (Kaddish)" (mvt IV) (2009)
Cantor Alberto Mizrahi, tenor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Male Choir/Antoni Wit, conductor
from Penderecki: Magnificat/Kadisz (Naxos 8.572697)