In 2006 Susanne Gargerle, first violonist of the Bavarian State Orchestra, founded the Shalom-Ensemble in Munic. It is her desire to bring to life and on stage the works of composers who were victims of the Holocaust, composers banned, pursued, deported to concentrations-camps, murdererd. Or works of those who went into exile.
Suite for Oboe und Cello
Gideon Klein (1919-1945)
Trio for Violine, Viola und Cello (Theresienstadt 1944)
Duo for Violine und Viola
Three songs for Soprano and piano.
Phantasy and Fuge for string-quartett (1942)
Three songs for Soprano and piano
Hans Krása (1899-1944)
Fuge for Violine, Viola und Cello
Dance for Violine,Viola und Cello
Brundibár, Children's Opera
Zigmund Schul (1016-1944)
Two hassidic Dances for Violine und Viola
Fuge for Piano
Viktor Ullmann (1998-1944)
Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke
for voice and piano
Five loe-songs by Ricarda Huch (op. 26)
for Soprano and piano
Paul Aron Sandfort
"Nachschub" for voice and ensemble
Thoughs of a hungry child standing in line for food in Theresienstdt.
Ouverture to the opera "Brundibár"
and much more....
It was the Theresienstadt Diary by Helga Pollak-Kinsky which inspired Susanne Gargerle to connect her music with readings from Helga's diary. The title of the programm is a quotation from the book by Helga Pollak-Kinsky, and refers to the legendary performance of Verdi's Requiem in the Ghetto.
When we presented the new book "Mein Theresienstädter Tagebuch 1943-1944" in the Academy of Arts in Berlin in June 2014, both, the Shalom-Ensemble and the Zwockhaus took part in it and contributed to the atmosphere of Theresienstadt, which Helga, by reading from her authentic diary written in Room 28, evoked so magically.
On 28 October 2015 a concert by the Shalom Ensemble in the NS-Documentation Center in Munic was introduced by Helga Pollak-Kinsky and Hannelore Brenner with reminiscences, reflections and authentic testimonies of the importance of music in Theresienstadt, and its aftereffects.
The concert of the Shalom-Ensemble was excellent.
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