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Heggie: Out Of Darkness / Music Of Remembrance

Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559770   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jake Heggie
Performer:  Caitlin LynchSarah LarsenMorgan Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music of Remembrance
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Out of Darkness, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer accomplish something remarkable. They convey the vastness of the Holocaust’s scope through emotionally rich portraits of those caught in its grasp, without reducing them to caricatures of martyrdom. The three chapters of this work relate stories that offer compelling musical witness to survival in the face of unimaginable adversity. Another Sunrise tells the amazing story of Krystyna Zywulska who, after being captured as a member of the Polish resistance, created poems and songs in Auschwitz that circulated secretly and became anthems of defiance amongst her fellow prisoners. Farewell, Auschwitz adapts Krystyna’s lyrics, with their exhortations to preserve a sense of humanity in a place Read more defined by inhuman behaviour. The deeply moving song cycle For a Look or a Touch illuminates Nazi persecution of homosexuals, informing historical realities through an intensely intimate story of memory and loss. Read less

Works on This Recording

Another Sunrise by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Caitlin Lynch (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music of Remembrance
Written: 2012 
Farewell, Auschwitz by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Sarah Larsen (Mezzo Soprano), Caitlin Lynch (Soprano), Morgan Smith (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music of Remembrance
Written: 2013 
For a Look or a Touch by Jake Heggie
Performer:  Morgan Smith (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Music of Remembrance
Written: 2007/2013 

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