Terezín: Refuge in Music (DVD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Anne Sofie von Otter, Daniel Hope

Gramophone Magazine

DVD of the Month - April 2014

BBC Music Magazine

DVD Choice - February 2014

Live Concert Recording from the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, 20 March 2012

Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo-soprano), Daniel Hope (violin), Bengt Forsberg (piano) & Bebe Risenfors (accordion, double bass, guitar)

75 years after the Reichspogromnacht (9 November 1938) Deutsche Grammophon is paying tribute to the musicians of the concentration camp “Terezin” (near Prague) with a follow-up to the immensely powerful Terezin CD which was released in 2007.

This DVD is now taking the story further with a 1h documentary film about the concentration camp, including interviews with Daniel Hope, Anne Sofie von Otter, and the Terezin survivors, as well as a full concert recording.

Documentary film by Dorothee Binding & Benedict Mirow

c. 60min incl. parts of the concert and further music material

  • Daniel Hope with Jazz guitarist Coco Schumann (a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp) & in Terezin
  • Daniel Hope with Pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, a survivor of the Theresienstadt concentration camp
  • Christian Gerhaher with Bebe Risenfors in Terezin
  • Filmed parts with Anne Sofie von Otter
  • Filmed parts with Daniel Hope

Subtitles: English and French

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BBC Music Magazine

February 2014


“As on the CD, the performances are unfailingly intense and committed, but an added dimension here is the personal contribution from all the artists who provide poignant verbal introductions to the music they perform.”

Gramophone Magazine

April 2014

“The film isn't a monumental guilt-trip; ultimately, it's about having a life beyond one of history's greatest tragedies...In the Munich concert, everyone is at their best...But the cost of performing this music is much more evident (everyone is on the verge of tears at various points) than on the 2008 CD.”