Jubiläumskonzert 70 Jahre Yad Vashem mit dem Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Joana Mallwitz u.a.
Konzerthausorchester Berlin Joana Mallwitz Conductor Kaunas State Choir Kristina Reiko Cooper Cello Kristín Guðmundsdóttir Soprano Nora Steuerwald Alto Kyangyoon Lee Tenor Arttu Kataja Bass Eliana Pliskin Jacobs Singer Sasha Lurje Singer Benjy Fox-Rosen Singer Karsten Troyke Singer
Charles Ives „The Unanswered Question“ Lera Auerbach Sinfonie Nr. 6 („Vessels of Light“) für Violoncello, Chor und Orchester Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasie und Fuge g-Moll BWV 542, für 23 Bläser und Kontrabass bearbeitet von Mordechai Rechtman

The music of the composer Charles Ives, who was influenced by transcendentalism, reflects the fact that he saw life and spirituality under the sign of endless questions - “The Unanswered Question” from 1906/07 already bears his attitude in its title and resolves it musically. Lera Auerbach's Symphony No. 6 was commissioned for the 70th anniversary of the International Holocaust Memorial Yad Vashem in 2024. Auerbach dedicates her work entitled “Vessels of Light” to the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jewish people by issuing visas during the Second World War, including the father-in-law of cello soloist Kristina Reiko Cooper. The Kabbalistic tale of the “breaking of the vessels” at the creation of the world, the appreciative art of Japanese Kintsugi, which uses lacquer and gold powder to save broken porcelain or ceramics, and the quiet words of the biblical Psalm 121 are woven by the composer into a tapestry of words and music.

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