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LAITMAN, L.: Vedem / Fathers (Music of Remembrance)

Every Friday for two years between 1942 and 1944, a group of teenage boy prisoners in the Terezín concentration camp shared their poems, stories and artwork in a secret magazine they called Vedem. Most of those boys perished in the Holocaust, but the pages of their magazine have miraculously been preserved. Inspired by this legacy, American vocal composer Lori Laitman has created an oratorio that gives new voice to the young prisoners’ unbending resistance to those who sought to rob them of their humanity. Using verses of the boys’ own poetry, this hauntingly beautiful music pays profound tribute to the power of the human spirit. Vedem was commissioned by Music of Remembrance, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to remembering Holocaust musicians through their art.


Laitman, Lori
Mason, David / Hachenburg, Hanus / Taussig, Josef / Ginz, Petr / Ornest, Zdenek, lyricist(s)

  Vedem
1.   Play with flash player Part I: The Transports: Hear My Story Now (A Man, Chorus, A Youth, A Woman) 00:06:30
2.   Play with flash player Part I: The Transports: Memories of Prague (Mezzo - soprano) 00:04:18
3.   Play with flash player Part II: Home Number One: Home Number One (Chorus) 00:02:11
4.   Play with flash player Part II: Home Number One: Five (Tenor) 00:01:44
5.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: Vedem (Chorus, A Man, A Woman, Boys) 00:03:42
6.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: Just a Little Warmth (Mezzo - soprano) 00:03:16
7.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: In Terezin The Mind Was Free (Chorus, Boys) 00:02:11
8.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: Thoughts (Tenor, Chorus) 00:02:56
9.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: Live Leaves about to Fall (Chorus, A Man) 00:02:27
10.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: Love in the Floodgates (Tenor) 00:00:50
11.   Play with flash player Part III: Vedem: We were Alive, Approximately (Chorus) 00:02:08
12.   Play with flash player Part IV: A Model Ghetto (Youths, A Woman, A Man, Chorus) 00:05:35
13.   Play with flash player Part V: They Are Gone: They Are Gone (A Rabbi, Chorus) 00:02:18
14.   Play with flash player Part V: They Are Gone: Farewell to Summer (Mezzo - soprano) 00:02:27
15.   Play with flash player Part V: They Are Gone: We Were No Different Than You (A Rabbi, Chorus, A Woman) 00:06:05

Laitman, Lori
Ranasinghe, Anne / Vogel, David, lyricist(s)

  Fathers
16.   Play with flash player No. 1. Don't Cry, fragment 1 00:00:31
17.   Play with flash player No. 2. You, Father 00:02:11
18.   Play with flash player No. 3. Don't Cry, fragment 2 00:00:36
19.   Play with flash player No. 4. Last Night I Dreamt 00:04:32
20.   Play with flash player No. 5. Don't Cry, fragment 3 00:00:53
21.   Play with flash player No. 6. I Saw My Father Drowning 00:02:35
22.   Play with flash player No. 7. Don't Cry 00:01:23

Total Playing Time: 01:01:19






Composer(s):
Laitman, Lori

Lyricist(s):
Ginz, Petr; Hachenburg, Hanus; Mason, David; Ornest, Zdenek; Ranasinghe, Anne; Taussig, Josef; Vogel, David

Conductor(s):
Crnko, Joseph

Ensemble(s):
Music of Remembrance

Choir(s):
Northwest Boychoir

Artist(s):
Hauck, Ross; Niederloh, Angela

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Choral - Secular; Vocal

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559685

Barcode: 636943968529

Release Date: 05/2011

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