Jake Heggie - Out of Darkness | Naxos - American Classics 8559770

Jake Heggie - Out of Darkness

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559770

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 2nd June 2014

Contents

Artists

Caitlin Lynch (soprano)
Sarah Larsen (mezzo-soprano)
Morgan Smith (baritone)
Music of Remembrance

Conductor

Mina Miller

Works

Heggie, Jake

Another Sunrise
Farewell, Auschwitz
For a Look or a Touch

Artists

Caitlin Lynch (soprano)
Sarah Larsen (mezzo-soprano)
Morgan Smith (baritone)
Music of Remembrance

Conductor

Mina Miller

About

In Out of Darkness, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer accomplish something remarkable. They convey the vastness of the Holocaustís 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 Żywulska 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 Krystynaís lyrics, with their exhortations to preserve a sense of humanity in a place defined by inhuman behavior.

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.

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