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Zun mit a regn, Santpoort-Noord, Holland, Mar 13

"Zun mit a regn" (sun and rain) - Jewish themes in the music of the three composer-friends Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996), Veniamin Basner (1925-1996) & Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975).

Sovali - soprano
Boris Goldenblank or Alexej Pevzner - violin
Alexander Oratovski or Wladislaw Warenberg - cello
Sander Sittig - piano

13 March, 3 PM - 't Mosterdzaadje, Santpoort-Noord.
Info/res:+31-(0)23-537 8625

More information: JMP, c/o Sofie van Lier, T: +31-(0)20-662 3675, E-mail JMP.

Laughter through tears (sun and rain) are inseperable elements of Yiddish music. Not only Jewish composers, but also Shostakovich occupied themselves deeply with this subject. Jewish Music Projects Foundation (JMP) presents a program with works in this style by Shostakovich and his friends Weinberg and Basner during a concert series in the Netherlands. WWII and the Stalinistic terror in the Soviet Union had a deep impact on the composers. They expressed themselves in their music. The music of the persecuted Jewish people was their source of inspiration - an act of courage in a period that open pronouncements could have fatal consequences. It often took years before these works could be premiered. Now these extraordinary and intense works will be presented in the Netherlands by an ensemble of specialised musicians.

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