Music for Peace features music of Silvestrov, Schoenberg and Messiaen. A program written in war and yearning for peace. Messiaen wrote his Quartet for the End of Time while in a POW camp during WWII, while Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte is a biting commentary on not only Napoleon but also Hitler, inspired by a poem by Lord Byron. Silvestrov is a contemporary Ukrainian composer who wrote Epitaphium (L.B.) as an epitaph for his wife. Festival Director Melvin Chen “thought this epitaph was a fitting way of bringing attention to what’s happening there.”
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