Mark Nowakowski, Emily Ondracek-Peterson & Voxare String Quartet - Mark Nowakowski: Blood, Forgotten
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:27 min | 215 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 2017
The people of Poland have lived through often impossible conditions over the last three centuries, and this album is Polish-American composer Mark Nowakowskis tribute to their spirit of survival. Songs of Forgiveness is both a meditation on anger and grief and a lamentation on the stark realities of a society riven by tragedy. Blood, Forgotten is a multimedia memorial for the victims of Nazi and Soviet aggression during World War II, the electronic soundtrack using sounds from an instrument that survived one of the concentration camps. Partly written as a memorial for Henryk Górecki, Grandfather Songs also includes the surreal element of a recording of Nowakowskis family singing the war song Hej Ulani.