World premieres of music by Gideon Klein and Josima Feldschuh, and performances of music by Zikmund Schul and Wilhelm Grosz.
In collaboration with the Musical Conservatory, Pilsen, where the concert was held on 19 September, 2016.
This concert, with music about childhood and youth, or written by young people, included the world premiere of Gideon Klein's pre-war melodrama for narrator and piano, Topol (The Poplar Tree), and the Czech premiere of his Movement for Harp, composed when only 15. Also included were the extant works of Josima Feldschuh who was incarcerated in the Warsaw Ghetto, and who died from tuberculosis at the age of 12. Some of these piano pieces received their world premieres in this concert. Music by Prague-based Zikmund Schul, who died in the Terezin ghetto, and Viennese-born Wilhelm Grosz, who composed in exile in London and New York, completed the programme.
Gideon Klein (1919–1945): Topol (The Poplar Tree), World premiere Blanka Hejtmánková (narrator); Věra Müllerová (piano)
Zikmund Schul (1916–1944): Piano Fugue Věra Müllerová (piano)
Josima Feldschuh (1929–1943): Works for solo piano Věra Müllerová (piano)
Wilhelm Grosz (1894–1939): Jazzband Kristina Prančlová (violin); Petr Novák (piano)
Gideon Klein: Movement for Harp
Wilhelm Grosz: Fairytales, Op. 39 Martin Kos & Martin Kaplan (violins); Josef Fiala (viola); Hana Vítková (cello); Anna Špelinová (flute); Jana Piorecká (soprano)
|Festival Co-ordinator||Zdenka Kachlova|