Image

For the Peace of Cities


Buy + Add To Wish List + $13.49 ($14.99)

Shipping time: In stock | Free shipping within the US
"With the arts we can keep faith with our ancestors, speak for justice, and even address the most tragic and painful issues. If you are hurt and angry don't use violence — write a poem or a song. Use your feelings to create something." These words by late composer Philip Koplow (1943-2018) perfectly encapsulate both his life mission as a composer and the mission of FOR THE PEACE OF CITIES. Released posthumously, this collection features Koplow’s masterpieces for orchestra as well as three 20th-century works that commemorate the lives lost in war tragedies. Koplow’s two pieces on the album, For the Peace of Cities and How Sweet the Sound, were both written from a place of desire to bring hope and healing into a violence-torn world. The title track, inspired by the Dayton Accord in Koplow’s home state, commemorates the lives brutally lost in Bosnian War at the end of the 20th Century. How Sweet the Sound, originally written for solo cello, is inspired by the tune “Amazing Grace” — a tune which has brought comfort and hope to generations of people in times of pain. The piece is filled with variations on the old hymn — as Koplow stated, “each variation is in a new key, implying that God's love and inspiration is available to all people in all times.” The music of Philip Koplow is complemented by three similarly-minded composers: Karel Husa, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Bohuslav Martinu. Each of these composers’ three pieces on the album honor the lives lost in three wartime tragedies: Husa’s Music for Prague 1968 which retold the story of the Soviet Union crushing the Prague Spring reform movement in Husa’s homeland; Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima which Penderecki dedicated to the Japanese victims after hearing the piece live and being moved by the emotional charge of the performance; and Martinu’s Memorial to Lidice honors the victims of the massacre in Lidice, Czechoslovakia in 1942.
Facts
Item number RR8015
Barcode 608410873681
Release date 7/26/2019
Category Orchestral
Label RAVELLO
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like For the Peace of Cities, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
$13.49 ($14.99)
D'Haene: Music with Silent Aitake's
Image
$11.69 ($12.99)
Mary Ann Joyce-Walter: Immortal Diamond
Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Richter: Poetic Images Beyond Poetry
Image
$11.69 ($12.99)
Strandberg: Essays & Sketches
Beeler, A.: Quintessence RR7802 1/26/2010 $11.69 ($12.99)
Cherubini, L.: Chant Sur La Mort De Joseph Haydn / Symphony 175 1/27/2009 $10.79 ($11.99)
Orchestral Music - Gossec, F.-J. / Vanhal, J.B. / Mahaut, A. / Kraus, J.M. (Classical Symphonies) 174 1/27/2009 $10.79 ($11.99)
Heinichen, J.D. / Graupner, C. / Fasch, J.F. / Graun, J.G.: Overtures 173 1/27/2009 $10.79 ($11.99)
This item has been discontinued, and will no longer be available once out of stock.
Prokofiev, S.: Symphonies 135 9/30/2008 $31.49 ($34.99)
This item has been discontinued, and will no longer be available once out of stock.
Gurlitt, M.: Goya-Sinfonie (Goya-Symphony) / 4 Dramatic Songs 114 8/26/2008 $15.29 ($16.99)
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items