Concert. An absolutely beautiful concert, with Vier letzte Lieder, Das lied von der Erde, the children's opera Brundibar, and more.
26 February 2015
Music created around the time of the Second World War. By those who lived, those who were executed and those who did what they could to survive. A moving concert that makes us reflect on the cruel circumstances of life through art.
Richard Strauss' exquisitely beautiful Vier letzte Lieder is a tender farewell to life. Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde sings a praise of existence – glorious and poignant.
Hans Krása's childrens' opera Brundibar was first performed in the Prague ghetto. In Terezín, Brundibar was performed on more than fifty occasions, during which the participating children "disappeared" and were replaced by others. In the end, the composer too was murdered.
You will also be able to hear Arnold Schönberg's dramatic A Survivor from Warsaw, for Storyteller, Male Chorus and Orchestra, and Erik Wolfgang Korngold's Cello Concerto. The latter was originally composed for the movie Deception, starring Bette Davis.
The concert is in three parts, with intermissions between them.