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KRASA: Brundibar / LAITMAN: I Never Saw Another Butterfly


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KRASA: Brundibar / LAITMAN: I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Brundibár is part of an inspiring human legacy. Hans Krása’s beautiful children’s opera, performed 55 times at the Terezín concentration camp, stands as a memorial to its original performers, the child inmates of Terezín. Tony Kushner’s acclaimed new English libretto, which receives its world première recording here, brings a modern vibrancy to Brundibár’s story about the triumph of good over evil, and the power of friendship to change the world. Contemporary American composer Lori Laitman’s powerful song cycle I Never Saw Another Butterfly captures the voices of six extraordinary poems by Terezín’s child prisoners. Krása’s and Laitman’s works are a deep tribute to the human spirit. They honor the lives and legacy of those remarkable persons – especially children – whose creative work was an expression of spiritual resistance to tyranny. Produced by Music of Remembrance, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to remembering Holocaust musicians through their art (

Krása, Hans
Hoffmeister, Adolf, lyricist(s)

  Brundibar (Bumble-bee)
1.   Act I Scene 1: Down our street a little band (Windows, Pepicek, Aninku) 00:01:52
2.   Act I Scene 2: My ice - cream's so cold it burns! (Ice - Cream Seller) 00:00:56
3.   Act I Scene 3: Gather round the ice - cream seller (Windows, Baker, Milkman) 00:00:58
4.   Act I Scene 4: Hey milkman ring your bell (Windows, Pepicek, Aninku, Milkman) 00:01:23
5.   Act I Scene 5: Everything in life costs money (Policeman, Aninku, Pepicek) 00:00:46
6.   Act I Scene 6: Look at the people (Aninku, Pepicek, Policeman) 00:01:34
7.   Act I Scene 7: When the winter wind came blowing (Aninku, Pepicek, Milkman, Ice - Cream Seller, Baker, Brundibar, Policeman) 00:03:58
8.   Act I Scene 8: Little Children, how I hate 'em (Brundibar, Aninku, Pepicek, Sparrow, Cat, Dog) 00:06:33
9.   Serenade 00:01:10
10.   Act II Scene 1: One of my tricks (Sparrow, Cat, Dog, Pepicek, Aninku) 00:01:45
11.   Act II Scene 2: Rooster crows cock - a - doo (Aninku, Pepicek, Dog, Cat, Sparrow) 00:00:33
12.   Act II Scene 3: Marty flings the curtains wide (Windows) 00:00:27
13.   Act II Scene 4, "The March of the Schoolchildren": Children Stop (Dog, Cat, Sparrow, Schoolchildren) 00:01:48
14.   Act II Scene 5: Morning, people, here's a bargain (Brundibar, Dog, Cat, Aninku, Pepicek, Sparrow) 00:01:28
15.   Act II Scene 6: In the basement, down below (Aninku, Pepicek, Schoolchildren, Milkman, Brundibar) 00:03:31
16.   Act II Scene 7: Trombone and kettle drum! (All) 00:02:33

Krása, Hans

  Overture for Small Orchestra
17.   Overture for Small Orchestra 00:05:29

Laitman, Lori
Bachner / Bass, Franta / Lowy, Hanus / Kosek, Miroslav / Friedmann, Pavel, lyricist(s)

  I Never Saw Another Butterfly
18.   No. 1. The Butterfly 00:05:17
19.   No. 2. Yes, That's the Way Things Are 00:01:52
20.   No. 3. Birdsong 00:03:22
21.   No. 4. The Garden 00:02:26
22.   No. 5. Man Proposes, God Disposes 00:00:46
23.   No. 6. The Old House 00:03:03

Total Playing Time: 00:53:30

Krása, Hans; Laitman, Lori

Bachner; Bass, Franta; Friedmann, Pavel; Hoffmeister, Adolf; Kosek, Miroslav; Lowy, Hanus

Schwarz, Gerard

Music of Remembrance

Northwest Boychoir

Boaz, Holly; Davis, Jadd; DeLuca, Laura; Drumheller, Michael; Hauck, Ross; James, Auston; Korn, David; McKay, Maureen; Parce, Jesse; Sheppard, Craig; Smith, Morgan; Woltz, Evan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Opera; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.570119

Barcode: 747313011971

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Physical Release: 12/2006

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