KZ Musik - Encyclopedia of Music Composed in Concentration Camps (1933-1945) Vol. 5 - ERWIN SCHULHOFF (1894-1942): Symphony No. 8, WV 141, Op. 99 for Male Choir and Piano, KAREL BERMAN (1919-1995): Terezín Suite for Piano.

Catalogue Number: 08L083

Label: KZ Music

Reference: 231788

Format: CD

Price: $23.98

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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. La Sonora Alternanza Choir, Fasano; Angelo De Leonardis, Francesco Lotoro (piano).

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