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Music on the Brink of Destruction

Ian Skelly presents works played at Music on the Brink of Destruction, a concert at Wigmore Hall in London featuring music written and performed in the Terezin and Warsaw ghettos.

Ian Skelly presents works performed during a recent concert that surveyed music written and performed in the Terezin and Warsaw ghettos - Music on the Brink of Destruction. Dovid Ayznshtat's Passover Cantata Chad Gadya, recently discovered in an old manuscript folder in Cape Town in 2012 by Dr. Stephen Muir, features alongside another newly unearthed work - Gideon Klein's melodrama, The Poplar Tree, uncovered in the archive of Prague's Jewish museum by Dr. David Fligg. The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds perform with pianist Věra Müllerová, violinist Benjamin Nabarro, Viola player Krzysztof Chorzelski and cellist Gemma Rosefield. Plus a UK Premiere, by the Leonore Piano Trio, of Soviet Holocaust music by the Mikhail Gnesin, and pianist Leo Nicholson accompanies Sam Carl, Emily Kyte and James Way in songs by composers from the Theresienstadt ghetto.

Dovid Ayznshtat (arr/reconstructed by Stephen Muir): Cantata: Chad Gadya
The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
Benjamin Nabarro (violin)
Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)
Gemma Rosefield (cello)
Stephen Muir (cond)

Anon (arr. Stephen Muir): Ani Ma'amin
Dovid Beyglman (Isaiah Shpigl - lyrics) (arr. Stephen Muir): Nit kayn rozhinkes, nit kayn mandlen
The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
Stephen Muir (cond)

Dmitry Pokrass (Hirsh Glik - lyrics) (arr. Joseph Toltz): Zog nit keynmol az du keyst dem letstn veg
The Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
Věra Müllerová (piano)
Stephen Muir (cond)

Gideon Klein: String Trio
Benjamin Nabarro (violin)
Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)
Gemma Rosefield (cello)

Pavel Haas: Four Songs on Chinese Poetry, No. 4 (Probděná)
Sam Carl (bass-baritone)
Leo Nicholson (piano)

Martin Roman: Karussell, Wir reiten auf hölzernen Pferden
Emily Kyte (mezzo)
Leo Nicholson (piano)

Viktor Ullmann: Geistliche Lieder Op. 20 No. 1 - Um Mitternacht, im Schlafe schon
James Way (tenor)
Leo Nicholson (piano)

Gideon Klein: Topol (The Poplar Tree)
Věra Müllerová (piano)
David Fligg (narrator)

Hans Krása: Passacaglia and Fugue for string trio
Benjamin Nabarro (violin)
Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola)
Gemma Rosefield (cello)

Mikhail Gnesin: To the Memory of Our Dead Children, Op. 63
Leonore Piano Trio

Zikmund Schul: Two Chassidic Dances Op. 15
Benjamin Nabarro (violin)
Gemma Rosefield (cello).

1 hour, 15 minutes

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  • Ayznshtat

    Cantata: Chad Gadya

    Performer: Benjamin Nabarro. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Gemma Rosefield. Choir: Clothworkers consort of Leeds. Conductor: Stephen muir.
  • Anonymous

    Anu Ma'amin

    Choir: Clothworkers consort of Leeds. Conductor: Stephen muir.
  • Beyglman

    Nit kayn rozhinkes, nit kayn mendlen

    Choir: Clothworkers consort of Leeds. Conductor: Stephen muir.
  • Pokrass

    Zog nit keynmol az du geyst dem letstn veg

    Performer: Vera Mullerova. Choir: Clothworkers consort of Leeds. Conductor: Stephen muir.
  • Gideon Klein

    String Trio

    Performer: Benjamin Nabarro. Performer: Krzysztof Chorzelski. Performer: Gemma Rosefield.
  • Pavel Haas

    Probděná from Four Songs on Chinese poetry

    Performer: Leo Nicholson. Singer: Sam Carl.
  • Martin Roman

    Wir reiten auf hölzernen Pferden from Karussell

    Performer: Lee Nicholson. Singer: Emily Kyte.
  • Ullmann

    Um Mitternacht, im Schlafe schon from Geistliche Lieder Op. 20

    Performer: Lee Nicholson. Singer: James Way.

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