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Author Ludwig, Mark, author.

Title Our will to live : the Terezín music critiques of Viktor Ullmann / Mark Ludwig ; [selected by Siegfried Schäfer] ; illustrated with original art from the Heřman Collection at Památník Terezín.

Publication Info. Göttingen : Steidl, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.9437 LUD    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 325 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 28 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 321-325).
Summary "In Terezín, a Nazi camp where 35,000 people died, a remarkable community of musicians and artists answered despair with creativity. Here is their astonishing world, captured firsthand in lively concert critiques by composer, scholar, and prisoner Viktor Ullmann. We meet Terezín's choirs and solo artists, luminaries of European cabaret and opera, and a generation of accomplished composers silenced too soon. Paired with Ullmann's critiques are more than 250 artworks: rarely seen concert posters, programs, portraits, and scenes recovered from their hiding places in barracks walls. Listen as you read to the accompanying original collection of vintage and modern recordings performed by Terezín survivors and contemporary masters. Essays and annotations by scholar Mark Ludwig deepen the journey. Soon after Ullmann wrote his final concert critique, nearly all the Terezín artists were murdered in Auschwitz. Our Will to Live is a tribute to their creative will. Our Will to Live takes readers into the world of Terezín's silenced artists and makes their voices come alive. They are a testimony to the inextinguishable strength of the human spirit. There are moments of excruciating beauty, there are heartrending stories, all reminding us that if we lose our humanity, we are nothing."--Publisher description.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Victor Ullmann: Terezín music critiques -- Victor Ullmann: Additional Terezín writings -- Coda.
Subject Ullmann, Viktor.
Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) -- History.
Music -- Czech Republic -- Terezín (Ústecký kraj) -- History and criticism.
Concerts -- Czech Republic -- Terezín (Ústecký kraj) -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Music and the war.
Genre/Form Music criticism and reviews.
Added Author Schäfer, Siegfried, compiler.
ISBN 9783958299597 hardcover
3958299598 hardcover

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