For soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano, or with clarinet, violin, cello, bass, piano. Gene Scheer’s lyrics are free translations of lyrics created by Krystyna Zywulska while she was imprisoned at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Commissioned by Music of Remembrance (Mina Miller, Artistic Director) with support from Jonathan Green and Brenda Berry, Lloyd and Janet Cluff, John and Bernice Lindstrom.
First Performance: May 14, 2013 at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, with soprano Caitlin Lynch, mezzo-soprano Sarah Larsen, baritone Morgan Smith, Laura DeLuca (clarinet), Mikhail Shmidt (violin), Walter Gray (cello), Jonathan Green (bass), Craig Sheppard (piano).
Prologue: For Maria
3. In the Cards
5. Miss Ziutka
6. The Sun and the Skylark
7. Farewell, Auschwitz
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