One Day: Music and the Holocaust

Thursday 27 January 2022

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A special concert for Holocaust Memorial Day focuses on composers and artists who were interned at the notorious Theresienstadt concentration camp, together with readings in poetry and prose.

Featuring the beautiful music of Hans Krása, Gideon Klein and Viktor Ullman, all murdered at Auschwitz after their transportation from Terezín, as well as readings from the journals and poetry of Holocaust victims, this is a celebration of Jewish music and culture, as well as a moment to reflect on tragedy and loss.

Completed in the year of his death,1944, Krása’s string trio Tanec covers an exhilarating expanse in its short duration, with propulsive steam train rhythms giving way to a beautiful chorale. Written in the same year, Klein’s trio is considered among the finest examples of its type from the last century.

A DARE presentation in association with the University of Leeds.

No profit will be made on this concert.


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Hannah Perowne – violin
Alex Mitchell – viola
Richard Jenkinson – cello

Katie Bird

Anthony Flaum

Philip Voldman

Alice Gilmour
Howard Croft

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Reading: Alfred Kantor, from An Artist’s Journal of the Holocaust

Hans Krása Trio

Reading: Ilse Weber (1903–44): ‘Musica Prohibita’

Viktor Ullman A Mejdel in die Johren

Reading: From ‘Goethe and Ghetto’ by Viktor Ullmann

Gideon Klein Trio

Maurice Ravel Deux mélodies hébraïques

Reading: Freidl Trofimov: ‘The Last Lullaby’

Gideon Klein Lullaby

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