News
31. Jan

“Viktor Ullmann: Piano Concerto, Op. 25 and Piano Sonatas No. 3 & 7” – Annika Treutler pays tribute to an almost forgotten composer on her new album

Annika Treutler's new album "Viktor Ullmann: Piano Concerto, Op. 25 and Piano Sonatas No. 3 & 7" is dedicated to a composer whose terrible fate is almost better known than his works. Together with the conductor Stephan Frucht and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, a project has been launched to commemorate the work and history of the great composer who was murdered in Auschwitz in 1944.

January 27, 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We owe it to the millions of innocent victims of the holocaust to ensure that their memory is never forgotten. We also have an obligation to ensure that all those voices silenced in their own lifetime are allowed to ring out clearly today and in the future. Among this number are countless Jewish artists whose persecution denied them the opportunity to let their creativity blossom. This fate of having their work branded forbidden befell not just many bright lights from the fine arts, but also notable musicians and composers including Hans Krása, Pavel Haas, Gideon Klein and Viktor Ullmann, all victims of the Nazi regime. An accompanying digital installation created by new media artist Alexander Stubli strives to combine remembrance with digital examples of the reality of life for young people in the 21st century in an artistic form.

The new album "Viktor Ullmann: Piano Concerto, Op. 25 and Piano Sonatas No. 3 & 7" by Annika Treutler, Stephan Frucht and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin is now available as CD + pure Audio Bluray, as download or stream!