Lorelei Ensemble, Beth Willer – James Kallembach: Antigone (2022) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

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Lorelei Ensemble, Beth Willer – James Kallembach: Antigone (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:41 minutes | 695 MB | Genre: Classical
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Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans were both active in the White Rose resistance during WWII: a nonviolent resistance group of several students and a professor from the University of Munich that wrote and distributed pamphlets denouncing the Nazi government. The White Rose began its activities in 1942. Sophie and Hans Scholl were sentenced to death and executed by guillotine in 1943. Their courageous resolve and persistence in their anti-Nazi views during trial and execution are well documented.When I began working on this piece, I chose the writings of Sophie Scholl as a starting point in consultation with Beth Willer, the Artistic Director of Lorelei Ensemble. I then chose Sophocles’ Antigone as a dramatic framework to give structure to the piece. In crafting the libretto, Scholl’s writing seemed to meld directly into the words of Antigone, while the anti-Nazi pamphlets distributed by the White Rose movement served as ideal Greek choruses, delivering the Antigone narrative in short, suggestive vignettes.

For me, this ancient play serves to honor and extol the words of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose movement in their timeless, transcendent qualities. The clash between what we hold to be undeniably just and the decrees of those in power was important two thousand years ago in the public spectacle of Greek drama, it was important during WWII, it is important now and it always will be. —James Kallembach, 2022

Tracklist:

01. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone: Prologue (02:44)
02. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 1, Two Sisters: During the Time of the Great War (02:01)
03. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 1, Two Sisters: My Dear Sister (02:26)
04. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 1, Two Sisters: Who Could Be Sure (02:16)
05. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 1, Two Sisters: Everywhere and at All Times (02:56)
06. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 2, The Arrest of Antigone: Then, Creon, Knowing That the People (03:00)
07. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 2, The Arrest of Antigone: O, Numberless Wonders (04:36)
08. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 2, The Arrest of Antigone: Then, Suddenly, a Sentry Approached (01:02)
09. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 2, The Arrest of Antigone: But, Lo, What Dark Sign (01:33)
10. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 2, The Arrest of Antigone: Yea, for These Laws (01:24)
11. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 2, The Arrest of Antigone: The state Is Never an End (02:18)
12. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 3, The Death of Antigone: Farewell My Friends, My Countrymen (02:17)
13. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 3, The Death of Antigone: It Seems so, and Will Be so (01:24)
14. Lorelei Ensemble & Beth Willer – Kallembach: Antigone, Pt. 3, The Death of Antigone: Sophie’s Dream (06:38)

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