Ralf Yusuf Gawlick – Herzliche Grüße Bruno ~ Briefe aus Stalingrad, op.21 for baritone, 2 pianos and sound montage

$15.99 (1CD-Digipak)

Best regards Bruno – Letters from Stalingrad is an electro-acoustic work conceived from the last two letters written by the composer’s young uncle (19), Bruno Gawlick, before being listed as missing in action in late December 1942. The listener moves through time and space via a soundscape that integrates archival sound recordings with live spoken word, two separate piano parts and the prophecy of the sung voice. The resulting work is unique, and in its intimacy and profound reflections, constitutes a fierce anti-war memorial.

Composer: Ralf Yusuf Gawlick Ralf Yusuf Gawlick Ralf Yusuf Gawlick

Performing artists: Georg Gädker Moritz Ernst Chi-Chen Wu

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Release date: July 5, 2019

594 in stock

SKU: mo0712 UPC: 0719279933666
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Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
Herzliche Grüße Bruno ~ Briefe aus Stalingrad
Eine musikalische Gedenkstätte (2018)
opus 21

Track listing:
1 Annäherung; Andächtig, ruhig und unschuldig
2 Hitler: Rede im Münchener Löwenbräukeller (8. November, 1942)
3 Richard Tauber singt Lehár: Allein, wieder allein… Es steht ein Soldat am Wolgastrand (25. Februar, 1927)
4 Reich Weihnachtsringsendung des deutschen Rundfunks von allen Fronten (24. Dezember, 1942)
5 Bruno Gawlick: Der vorletzte, handgeschriebene Brief
6 Bruno Gawlick: Der letzte, getippte Brief
7 Göring: Rede im Berliner Reichsluftfahrtministerium (30. Januar, 1943)
8 Furtwängler dirigiert Bruckner: Adagio aus Bruckners 7. Sinfonie (1. April, 1942)

Georg Gädker, baritone; Chi-Chen Wu, piano I, Moritz Ernst, piano II

Configuration: Single CD in Digipak
Available: Now
Recorded: July/August 2018 & January 2019
Booklet 1: 32 page
Booklet 2: 28 page
• Collaborative US-German release featuring Musica Omnia’s partner-label Perfect-Noise (PN 1803). Distinguished Musica Omnia recording artist Chi-Chen Wu is joined by Moritz Ernst, one of Germany’s preeminent pianists, and the critically acclaimed baritone Georg Gädker.
• Work’s soundscape offers a unique blend of recorded and archival material with new music based on the last two surviving letters of Bruno Gawlick, a 19-year old soldier in the 26th Panzergrenadier Regiment.
• Musical memorial commemorating the 75th anniversary of the battle of Stalingrad.
• Contains two comprehensive booklets in both English and German: (1) a 32-page booklet contains the composer’s work description, poignant artist reflections and perspectives as well as complete texts and audio sources; (2) a 28-page booklet provides a detailed historical account of the battle of Stalingrad through the lens of the 26th Panzergrenadier-Regiment from August 23, 1942, to February 2, 1943.
• Multi-layered sound montage expertly engineered by Joel Gordon, one of the nation’s leading audio producers/engineers.

Ralf Yusuf Gawlick – Herzliche Grüße Bruno ~ Briefe aus Stalingrad, op.21 for baritone, 2 pianos and sound montage was last modified: May 12th, 2021 by Burke Thompson