Notes and Editorial Reviews
In honor of Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands, Canadian composer Jaap Nico Hamburger presents two symphonies recorded in November 2019. While these two works address serious and challenging themes, they are simultaneously filled with hope and optimism. “Remember to Forget” is both a chamber symphony and an opera without words, inspired by the biography of one of the great composers of our time, György Ligeti. "Children's War Diaries" is a symphony for chamber orchestra in five short movements, inspired by a visit to the Children’s Memorial at Yad Vashem and the overwhelming starkness of the Children’s Memorial and the blazing Jerusalem sunlight.