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HEGGIE, J.: Out of Darkness (Music of Remembrance)


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HEGGIE, J.: Out of Darkness (Music of Remembrance)

In Out of Darkness, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer accomplish something remarkable. They convey the vastness of the Holocaust’s scope through emotionally rich portraits of those caught in its grasp, without reducing them to caricatures of martyrdom. The three chapters of this work relate stories that offer compelling musical witness to survival in the face of unimaginable adversity. Another Sunrise tells the amazing story of Krystyna Żywulska who, after being captured as a member of the Polish resistance, created poems and songs in Auschwitz that circulated secretly and became anthems of defiance amongst her fellow prisoners. Farewell, Auschwitz adapts Krystyna’s lyrics, with their exhortations to preserve a sense of humanity in a place defined by inhuman behaviour. The deeply moving song cycle For a Look or a Touch illuminates Nazi persecution of homosexuals, informing historical realities through an intensely intimate story of memory and loss.

Heggie, Jake
Scheer, Gene, lyricist(s)

  Another Sunrise
1.   Another Sunrise 00:28:33

Heggie, Jake
Scheer, Gene / Zywulska, Krystyna, lyricist(s)

  Farewell, Auschwitz
2.   I. Prologue: For Maria 00:00:41
3.   II. Soldiers 00:06:23
4.   III. Diamonds 00:02:39
5.   IV. In The Cards 00:02:18
6.   V. Irenka 00:05:11
7.   VI. Miss Ziutka 00:02:53
8.   VII. The Sun and the Skylark 00:03:12
9.   VIII. Farewell, Auschwitz 00:04:27

Heggie, Jake
Scheer, Gene, lyricist(s)

  For a Look or a Touch (song cycle version)
10.   I. The Voice 00:03:51
11.   II. Golden Years 00:04:51
12.   III. A Hundred Thousand Stars 00:05:33
13.   IV. The Story of Joe 00:03:44
14.   V. Silence 00:04:28

Total Playing Time: 01:18:44

Heggie, Jake

Scheer, Gene; Zywulska, Krystyna

Miller, Mina

Music of Remembrance

Larsen, Sarah; Lynch, Caitlin; Smith, Morgan

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559770

Barcode: 636943977026

Physical Release: 05/2014

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