Viktor Ullmann's Piano Sonata No.7

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Viktor Ullmann's Piano Sonata No.7

Post by Rach3 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:46 pm

This is difficult music, but I'm always rewarded each time I make the effort, been a couple years ago before today:

Viktor Ullmann’s Piano Sonata # 7, Aug. 22,1944 on title page,written at Theresienstadt concentration camp :

“…In my work at Theresienstdt, I have bloomed in musical growth and not felt myself at all inhibited: by no means did we sit weeping on the banks of the waters of Babylon, and our endeavor with respect to Arts was commensurate with our will to live.And I am convinced that all who have worked in life and art to wrestle content into its unyielding form will say that I was right …”

Oct.16,1944 Ullmann was deported to Auschwitz and died in the gas chambers Oct.18,1944.

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