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Cantata for the
Children of Terezin -
recommended by the late
HOWARD SMITH

'... all the authority and seriousness a topic of this magnitude deserves.'

Mary Ann Joyce-Walter: Cantata for the Children of Terezin. © 2012 Ravello Records LLC

This effectively disquieting retrospective work by Mary Anne Joyce-Walter revisits the tragic fate of Jewish youngsters caught up in ghoulish practices of 1940s Nazis. I was inescapably swept along in recollections of horror and heroism by kids subject to offences no child should ever confront.

A passing thought: Ravello's inventive and tasteful presentation / packaging merits special kudos. Melba Recordings borders on the ostentatious, though harmonia mundi and a few smaller labels are putting the mundane 'big guns' to shame...

Copyright © 9 May 2016 Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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MARY ANN JOYCE-WALTER: CANTATA FOR THE CHILDREN OF TEREZIN

CZECH REPUBLIC

NAVONA RECORDS

UKRAINE

2007

VOCAL MUSIC

CHORAL MUSIC

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