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Lori Laitman: Vedem / Music Of Remembrance

Audio Samples

  1. Laitman — Vedem: Part I: The Transports: Hear My Story Now (A Man, Chorus, A Youth, A Woman) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Laitman — Vedem: Part I: The Transports: Memories of Prague (Mezzo-soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Laitman — Vedem: Part II: Home Number One: Home Number One (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Laitman — Vedem: Part II: Home Number One: Five (Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: Vedem (Chorus, A Man, A Woman, Boys) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: Just a Little Warmth (Mezzo-soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: In Terezin The Mind Was Free (Chorus, Boys) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: Thoughts (Tenor, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: Live Leaves about to Fall (Chorus, A Man) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: Love in the Floodgates (Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Laitman — Vedem: Part III: Vedem: We were Alive, Approximately (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Laitman — Vedem: Part IV: A Model Ghetto (Youths, A Woman, A Man, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Laitman — Vedem: Part V: They Are Gone: They Are Gone (A Rabbi, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Laitman — Vedem: Part V: They Are Gone: Farewell to Summer (Mezzo-soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Laitman — Vedem: Part V: They Are Gone: We Were No Different Than You (A Rabbi, Chorus, A Woman) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Laitman — Fathers: No. 2. You, Father $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Laitman — Fathers: No. 4. Last Night I Dreamt $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Laitman — Fathers: No. 6. I Saw My Father Drowning $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Laitman, Lori : Vedem, oratorio for chorus & ensemble
>Laitman, Lori : Fathers, for mezzo-soprano & ensemble
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

For two years between 1942 and 1944, a group of teenage boy prisoners in the Terezín concentration camp shared their poems and artwork in a secret magazine they called Vedem. Most of the boys perished in the Holocaust, but the pages of their magazine have been preserved. Inspired by this legacy, vocal composer Lori Laitman created an oratorio that gives new voice to the young prisoners. Using verses of the boys' own poetry, this beautiful music pays tribute to the power of the human spirit.

Fanfare
Angela Niederloh is a superb mezzo... She seems the perfect choice to lead this disc. The recording quality is top-rank. All texts are included. A most touching experience, and one that further confirms Laitman's status as one of the most talented and intriguing of living composers.

American Record Guide
... another fine expression of feeling, it completes this program effectively... Niederloh is a good singer and this is an important release.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Sea.



Reviews

Powerful, indeed
What can I say? This music and poetry is moving, beyond description.
Submitted on 06/30/11 by JAMES R. OESTREICH, The New York Times 
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Works Details

>Laitman, Lori : Vedem, oratorio for chorus & ensemble
  • Performer: Ross Hauck
  • Conductor: Joseph Crinko
  • Ensemble: Music of Remembrance
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 2010

>Laitman, Lori : Fathers, for mezzo-soprano & ensemble
  • Performer: Angela Niederloh
  • Conductor: Joseph Crinko
  • Ensemble: Music of Remembrance
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 2002