Ilse Weber Ich wandre durch Theresienstadt | Ade, Kamerad! | Wiegenlied
Viktor Ullmann Berjoskele from Three Jewish Songs | Five Love Songs of Richarda Huch | Three songs on poems by Friedrich Hölderlin | Three songs on poems by Conrad Ferdinand Meyer | Little Cakewalk
Gideon Klein Wiegenlied
Pavel Haas Four Songs on Chinese Poetry
Adolf Strauss Ich weiss bestimmt, ich werd dich wiedersehen!
Carlo Taube Un niño judío
We all know that where words fail music can speak yet it is still remarkable to think that during times of unimaginable horror the musicians held in Theresienstadt were able to garner any creativity at all, let alone enough to compose works as meaningful and moving as these. However, they did so to promote survival and signify hope for a better world one that so many of them did not get to see, and as such, more so perhaps than with any other music, it is our duty and privilege to give these works a voice now and long into the future, so that generations current and future can enjoy them and reflect upon them.
Julius Drake is joined by BBC New Generation Artist and Kathleen Ferrier Prize winning mezzo-soprano Ema Niklovska and internationally sought-after baritone Simon Wallfisch.
* Simon Wallfisch steps in for Konstantin Krimmel who is indisposed.
"Krimmel’s interpretative compass is a convincing projection of the emotions at hand with rich resources of vocal colour, text articulation and freedom of tempo."Gramophone
"“Niklovslova is the possessor of a beautiful, versatile and technically assured instrument with gorgeous colours to it.” "Classical Source