Rest eternal

By Roger Wilson In Music

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22nd November, 2008
November 9 was the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the violent pogrom that ignited the systematic eradication of European Jews. November 11 was Armistice Day, marking the cessation of hostilities in World War I. It was an excellent idea for the Vector Wellington Orchestra under Marc Taddei, along with the Wellington Holocaust Research and Education Centre, to commemorate these events with two very different requiems. Israeli composer Boris Pigovat's Holocaust Requiem was written in honour of his grandparents, who were among the 100,000 or more slaughtered at Babi Yar near Kiev ...

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