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Giuseppe Verdi – Requiem


Giuseppe Verdi – Requiem

The Requiem was performed 16 times between 1943 and 1944 by prisoners in the concentration camp of Theresienstadt (also known as Terezín) under the direction of Rafael Schächter. The performances were extraordinary on several counts: first, they had only a single vocal score with piano accompaniment, so every part had to be learned from memory; second, they practiced in a dark, cold, damp basement with only a broken piano after long days of forced labour; and third, as the performances took place over an extended period, many of the singers were removed by the Nazis and had to be replaced. The final performance particularly provided a basis for dignified self-expression as well as attempting to symbolically communicate the circumstances at the camp to a visiting International Red Cross delegation in 1944.

Requiem (Verdi)

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

 

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Stefano Landi – “T’amai gran tempo,” Marco Beasley


Stefano Landi –  “T’amai gran tempo,” Marco Beasley

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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Soldat Louis – Bagad de Lann Bihoué


Soldat Louis – Bagad de Lann Bihoué –

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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Bagad de Lann Bihoué – Amazing Grace


Bagad de Lann Bihoué – Amazing Grace

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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Claudio Monteverdi – Zefiro torna, Greenleaf, Quinn and others


Claudio Monteverdi – Zefiro torna, Greenleaf, Quinn and others

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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“Vogghiu l’amuri,” Pino De Vittorio


 “Vogghiu l’amuri,” Pino De Vittorio

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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“Tarantella del Gargano,” Pino De Vittorio


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“Tarantella del Gargano,” Pino De Vittorio 

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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Tarantella del Gargano – versione di Marco Beasley


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Tarantella del Gargano – versione di Marco Beasley

Malcolm D  B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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Tarantelle alla napoletana par Marco Beasley et l’ensemble Accordone


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Tarantelle alla napoletana par Marco Beasley et l’ensemble Accordone

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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Frà Diavolo, Street Music From Kingdom of Naples


Frà Diavolo,Street Music From Kingdom of Naples

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 25 August, 2016

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