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WHITBOURN, J.: Annelies (chamber version) (A. Zukerman, Westminster Williamson Voices, Lincoln Trio, Chandra, J. Jordan)


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James Whitbourn: On telling the story of Anne Frank in music

WHITBOURN, J.: Annelies (chamber version) (A. Zukerman, Westminster Williamson Voices, Lincoln Trio, Chandra, J. Jordan)

The first major choral setting of The Diary of Anne Frank takes the teenager’s remarkable and penetrating observations, written whilst hiding in an Amsterdam attic, as the basis of its extraordinary and moving libretto. Whitbourn’s music for this work has been described as “woundingly beautiful” (The Daily Telegraph). He reflects sounds of the Westerkerk bells and tunes heard on the radio in the Annexe, along with representations of Anne Frank’s Jewish and German heritage, details that add to a score “whose respectful understatement is its greatest strength” (The Times).

Whitbourn, James
Challenger, Melanie, lyricist(s)

  Annelies (chamber version)
1.   I. Introit - Prelude 00:04:36
2.   II. The capture foretold 00:03:15
3.   III. The plan to go into hiding 00:04:27
4.   IV. The last night at home and arrival at the Annexe 00:06:21
5.   V. Life in hiding 00:10:51
6.   VI. Courage 00:04:28
7.   VII. Fear of capture and the second break - in 00:03:58
8.   VIII. Kyrie - Sinfonia (Help us, rescue us from this hell) 00:04:02
9.   IX. The dream 00:03:52
10.   X. Devastation of the outside world 00:04:07
11.   XI. Passing of time 00:03:33
12.   XII. The hope of liberation and a spring awakening 00:05:08
13.   XIII. The capture and the concentration camp 00:06:43
14.   XIV. Anne's meditation 00:04:32

Total Playing Time: 01:09:53

Whitbourn, James

Challenger, Melanie

Jordan, James

Lincoln Trio

Westminster Williamson Voices

Chandra, Bharat; Zukerman, Arianna

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Secular

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573070

Barcode: 747313307074

Physical Release: 01/2013

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