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We want the light
Publication Information:
West Long Beach, NJ : [Distributed by] Kultur, c2004.
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (330 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format.

"The extended DVD version of Christopher Nupen's award-winning film about freedom, survival and the extraordinary place of music in the Nazi concentration camps."

Extra features: Visual presentation of the music in the film, play music only option in surround sound, New personal introduction by the director, 4 hours of additional in-depth interviews, Evgeny Kissin plays the Andante Espressivo from Brahm's F minor piano sonata, Op. 5.
"This is a DVD about many things. It is about freedom and captivity, about emancipation, acculturation and assimilation; it is about the roles played by Moses and Felix Mendelssohn in the dream of fruitful, unproblematic integration of the Jews into German society after their liberation from the ghettos; it is about Richard Wagner, his essay Das Judenthum in der Musik (The Jews in Music) and his influence on the thinking of the Third Reich but, most of all, it is a DVD about how much music can mean to people, even in the direst of circumstances, or particularly in the direst circumstances. The title We Want the Light, is taken from a poem by a 12-year-old girl, Eva Pickova, written in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Her words provide both the title and the climax - in a setting for two choruses and orchestra by the American composer Franz Waxman, in his work The Song of Terezin. The DVD also contains music by Mahler, Bach, Schoenberg, Bruch, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Schubert, Bloch and Brahms"--Container.


Material Type
Call Number
1:DVDNF (DVD) 782.42 We want the Light (2004)

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