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Sylvia Glickman: Am I a Murderer?

Recorded Sound | RG Number: RG-91.2205

Am I a Murderer? (1996-97) is a cantata for bass voice, flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano, which Sylvia Glickman composed for basso Julian Rodescu. As in the familiar “Pierrot ensemble,” the flute/piccolo part, the clarinet/bass clarinet part, and the violin/viola part may each be played by a single performer. The singer speaks and sings the text written by Frank Fox, translator of the diary of Calel Perechodnik, a Polish Jewish policeman. Perechodnik was promised by the Nazis that his family would be saved if he helped to round up Jews for deportation. He assisted the Germans, but lost his family. His diary was found after he committed suicide.
1. Introduction (flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
2. How Pleasant Was the Morning (piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
3. The Polish Jew (flute/piccolo, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)

4. Your Town Is Not on the List (flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
5. Things (flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
6. A Father's Farewell (violin, viola, cello, piano)
7. Perochodnik Remembers (flute/piccolo, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
8. The Extermination Camp (flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano)
9. Zol Zayn [So Be It] (flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano)

Julian Rodescu, bass
James Freeman, conductor

April 30, 1997
Swarthmore College

Date
Recorded:  1997 April 30
Language
English
Music
Genre/Form
Music.
 
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