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The World at War: Rage at First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn
Friday February 3, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$35
Benjamin Britten wrote his John Donne songs after seeing firsthand the horrors of a concentration camp. Arnold Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte is a scathing indictment of the narcissism of fascist leaders. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry confronts head on the suffering of the Jewish people during the Second World War.
Benjamin Britten The Holy Sonnets of John Donne Op. 35
Arnold Schoenberg Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte Op. 41
Dmitri Shostakovich Songs from Jewish Folk Poetry Op. 79
Alexandra Nowakowski soprano; Sara Couden alto
Dominic Armstrong, Brian Vu tenor
Randall Scarlata baritone
Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Ryan McCollough piano
The Ulysses Quartet