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Mary Ann Joyce-Walter: Cantata for the Children of Terezin

Joyce-walter / Kiev Philharmonic Orch / Oleskaya
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7845   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Mary Ann Joyce-Walter
Performer:  Oxnaya Oleskaya
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kiev Philharmonic OrchestraKiev King Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

Cantata for the Children of Terezin by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter
Performer:  Oxnaya Oleskaya (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kiev King Singers
Aceldama by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra,  Kiev King Singers

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Not For Children October 12, 2013 By 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 brilliant September 12, 2012 By 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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