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Music By Which to Read for Week 12

Zog Nit Keyn Mol

Selected recording: Voices of The Ghetto Warszawa, 1943

Works of composers killed in the Holocaust:

  • Gideon Klein, Madrigal 1 pour soprano, Alto, Tenor and basse (Ensemble 2E2M)
    • A Czech composer killed at Theresienstadt conentration camp
  • Viktor Ullmann, Der Kaiser von Atlantis, Op. 49b: Komm, Tod, du unser weter Gast (Wassyl Slipak, Orchestre Musique des Lumieres)
    • Ullman, another Czech composer, collaborated on this opera with librettist Peter Kien whilst interned at Auschwitz-Birkeneau where both died.
  • Hans Krasa, Brundibar: Act 1: Das ist der Sepp, armer Leute Sohn (Vera Fliegauf, Nicole Bruck, Angelina Riberio)
    • Krasa, who also died at Theresienstadt, composed an anti-Nazi children's opera whilst incarcerated.

Dimitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 13 'Babi Yar', 1. Adagio - 'Babi Yar'

Selected recording: Bernard Haitink, Marius Rintzler, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Choir

Mikis Theodorakis, Mauthausen Trilogy, Song of Songs

Auschwitz

Selected recording: Francesco Guccini

Angel of Death

Selected recording: Slayer

Red Sector A

Selected recording: Rush