(Nov 11, 2012): Gerard Schwarz – In Memoriam

From the 2008 Naxos American Classics collection, Jake Heggie: For a Look or a Touch / Gerard Schwarz: In Memoriam / Lori Laitman: The Seed of Dream (Music of Remembrance).  “In Memoriam” was commissioned by Music of Remembrance, a Seattle-based ensemble and non-profit organization dedicated to remembering Holocaust musicians through their art.  Seattle Symphony’s Gerard Schwarz composed this piece for cello and string quartet, in honor of cellist David Tonkonogui (1958–2003).  It is played today on the old Remembrance Day or Armistice Day, the 11th day of the 11th month — today’s Veterans Day.

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