Aceldamaby Mary Ann Joyce-Walter Orchestra/Ensemble:
Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra,
Kiev King Singers
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: Transports 5:30 A.M.
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: Home
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: Birdsong
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: A Little Mouse
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: A Little Garden
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: A Little Song Without Words
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: The Rose
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: Evening Transports
Cantata for the Children of Terezin: Someday
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
Not For ChildrenOctober 12, 2013By Joseph Lieber, MD (Great Neck, NY)See All My Reviews"The Cantata for the Children of terzin is a a work that should be played and recorded far more than it is. The Cantata has the darkness and misery that is so expected along with the humor of the children. The playing,singing and solo vocals are truly lovely.The composer has written a truly appealing piece with depth and a message fo everyone. Get this for something a bit different."Report Abuse
profound and brilliantSeptember 12, 2012By mary s. See All My Reviews"Format:Audio CD It takes special courage for an artist to delve into a world of intense darkness - of oppression, brutality, hatred and cruelty - and be able to reveal the light of human spirit that survives and finds transcendence through art. Composer, Mary Ann Joyce-Walter has done this with her exquisite orchestral and vocal settings on the Ravello CD, "Cantata for the Children of Terezin." The music is beautiful and profound. As the cover design suggests, she provides us with the window through which the human spirit can take flight from the darkness. In her composition "Cantata for the Children of Terezin", Joyce-Walter explores a range of poems written by the children incarcerated at the Terezin concentration camp. Her music reveals tenderness, innocence, humor, sadness, and resolve, and remarkably conveys the essence of what creativity provided for these children - a sustenance and strength to transcend. Ultimately, this is a recording of hope, rather than despair; a portrayal of the power of spirit, rather than oppression; a work that is informed by humanity, rather than inhumanity. Both pieces, "Cantata for the Children of Terezin" and "Aceldama," are masterfully composed, hauntingly beautiful and powerfully transcendent. This is a memorable listening experience and the physical disc is an Enhanced-Content CD, well worth purchasing for the digital booklet extras, which provide additional context, and the scores."Report Abuse
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