Gideon KLEIN : December 1919 (Přerov, CZ) - January 1945 (KZ Fürstengrube)
Terezin-Memorial : http://www.pamatnik-terezin.cz/
Yad Vashem : http://www.yadvashem.org/
Mes musiques régénérées (jewish music ) : http://claude.torres1.perso.sfr.fr/
Self-taught composer Gideon KLEIN, who died in a gas chamber when he was 26, was influenced essentially by the Second Vienna School and by the music of his elder, Leoš Janáček. In addition to his two masterpieces, the Fantasy and Fugue and String Trio, written during his detention in the Terezín camp in order to enliven the cultural life there, earlier chamber works (1938-41), miraculously preserved in a briefcase not opened until 1990, have been published thanks to the work of Vojtěch Saudek (1951-2003). Here, the Kocian Quartet, specialising in ‘degenerate’ music, presents the complete chamber works for strings.
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