KZ Musik - Encyclopedia of Music Composed in Concentration Camps (1933-1945) Vol. 2 - VIKTOR ULLMANN (1898-1944): Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke for Speaker and Piano, 3 Lieder nach Hölderlin for Baritone and Piano, Immer inmitten and Brezulinka, Op. 53 for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano, CARLO SIGMUND TAUBE (1897-1944): Ein Judisches Kind for Soprano and Piano, GIDEON KLEIN (1919-1945): Ukolébavka for Soprano and Piano, ILSE WEBER (1903-1944): 8 Songs for Female Voice and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 08L080
Label: KZ Music
Description: This is not what you think it is. Yes, there are lots of Jewish composers from Poland, Germany and the Czech lands represented here but this Italian-produced series goes farther in including music composed by Allied prisoners-of-war (in Germany, Japan and Italy) as well as victims of Soviet prison camps and internees in Vichy France. You'll even find a whole disc devoted to Jean Martinon toward the end of this 24-disc series. Vol. 1 comes with an introductory book with 14 pages of English text; each of the individual remaining volumes has a booklet of from 48 to 88 pages with brief notes on the composer and his/her work in English, French, German, Italian and Hebrew with many photographs of camps and composers. Sung texts are given only in their original language. A lot of completely unknown material here, exhaustively researched and well-presented. Angelo De Leonardis (baritone), Anna Maria Stella Pansini (soprano), Francesco Lotoro (piano), Rosa Sorice (female voice).