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HEGGIE: For a Look or a Touch / SCHWARZ: In Memoriam / LAITMAN: The Seed of Dream (Music of Remembrance)

Composer(s)Heggie, JakeLaitman, LoriSchwarz, Gerard
Artist(s)
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicOperaVocal
Catalogue 8.559379
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
 
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Based on the true story of two teenage lovers the Holocaust tore apart forever, the dramatic song cycle For a Look or a Touch casts long-awaited light on the fate of gay Germans in the Holocaust. By noted young American opera composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer, the work juxtaposes the exuberant freedom of pre-World War II Berlin with the brutal Nazi horrors that followed, while making an eloquent, poignant plea for remembrance. Seattle Symphony’s Gerard Schwarz penned In Memoriam, a beautifully meditative, elegiac piece for cello and string quartet, in honor of cellist David Tonkonogui (1958–2003). From acclaimed American art song composer Lori Laitman comes The Seed of Dream, a powerful song cycle based on five poems

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HEGGIE: For a Look or a Touch / SCHWARZ: In Memoriam / LAITMAN: The Seed of Dream (Music of Remembrance) 1:00:49   
  For a Look or a Touch          
      Prelude: Do You Remember? 4:16       
      The Voice 5:13       
      Golden Years 5:48       
      The Story of Joe 4:26       
      Silence 3:59       
      Der Singende Wald (The Singing Forest) 3:21       
      Remember 6:43       
  In Memoriam 9:06       
  The Seed of Dream          
      No. 1. I Lie in This Coffin 3:42       
      No. 2. A Load of Shoes 1:46       
      No. 3. To My Child 5:34       
      No. 4. Beneath the Whiteness of Your Stars 4:19       
      No. 5. No Sad Songs Please 2:36       
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