James Whitbourn: Annelies - Arianna Zukerman (soprano); Bharat Chandra (clarinet); Westminster Williamson Voices (choir, chorus); James Jordan (conductor)
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  1. Annelies, for soprano, chorus, clarinet, violin, cello & piano (chamber version)
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The Annelies of the title of this release is the girl better known as Anne Frank, whose diary has humanized the depredations of Nazism for generations of students. Although it is one of the most compelling texts of the 20th century, it would seem impervious to musical setting: its ordinary language and the simple, universal quality that make it so compelling resist the demands of musical setting. Annelies, a work by British composer James Whitbourn to a libretto by Melanie Challenger, avoids the problems in several ...

James Whitbourn: Annelies 2013, Naxos

UPC: 747313307074