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East West Street: A Song of Good and Evil, at 92Y; Emanuel Ax and Guillaume de Chassy, Pianos
Sunday October 14, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm$48.00
This multimedia work by author and lawyer Philippe Sands is by turns a reading, a drama and a semi-staged concert.
Using words drawn from Sands’ book East West Street; music of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Leonard Cohen and others; and the stagecraft of director Nina Brazier, the work explores the connections between three men whose lives became intertwined during the Nuremberg trials: Hersch Lauterpacht, who introduced the concepts of crimes against humanity and war crimes into international law; Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term “genocide”; and Hans Frank, the personal lawyer of Adolf Hitler.
Laurent Naouri, bass-baritone
Emanuel Ax, piano
Guillaume de Chassy, piano
Katja Riemann, narrator
Philippe Sands, narrator
Nina Brazier, director