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Zlata Razdolina
Requiem: The Song of the Murdered Jewish People

[ CD Cover - 'Requiem: The Song of the Murdered Jewish People' ]

After the Poem by Itzhak Katzenelson

Composed by Zlata Razdolina
The Moravska Filharmonie Olomouc (The Czech Republic)
Victor Feldbrill (Conductor / Canada)

Anonin Hradil (Violin)
Zlata Razdolina (Vocal and Synthesizer)
Shlomo Blumberg (Production)

[ Audio Button ] The Opening Bars of the Requiem (118k µ-law)

[ Zlata Razdolina, Composer ]
Zlata Razdolina
[ Itzhak Katzenelson, Yiddish Poet ]
Itzhak Katzenelson

Requiem: The Song of the Murdered Jewish People

Part I
  1. Introduction
    Tempo giusto

  2. I Play
Part II
  1. Introduction
    Lento dramatico

  2. O My Agonies
Part III
  1. Introduction
    Andante e rubato

  2. The Train Wagons
    Andante con moto

  3. Vocalize
    Andante sostenuto

  4. To the Heavens
    Adagio doloroso
Part IV
  1. Introduction
    Adagio sostenuto

  2. Warsaw

Part V
  1. Introduction
    Lento expressivo

  2. Too Late
Part VI
  1. Introduction

  2. The Synagogues Are on Fire
    Allegro moderato; Andante
Part VII
  1. In the Beginning of the End
    Lento e rubato; Lento
  1. Introduction
    Marcia (moderato assai)

  2. The Uprising
    Lento e rubato (recitativo); Marcia
Part IX
  1. Prayer
    Lento espressivo
Part X
  1. Rise Up, My People!
    Lento (quasi marcia funebre); Lento

[ 'Requiem' Excerpt from CD Liner Notes Cover ]

Canto XV.15: It's All Over

Woe is unto me, nobody is left. . . There was a people and it is no more.
There was a people and it is. . . Gone. . .
What a tale. It began in the Bible and lasted till now. . . A very sad tale.
A tale that began with Amalek and concluded with the far crueller Germans. . .
O distant sky, wide earth, vast seas, Do not crush and don't destroy the wicked.
Let them destroy themselves!

    From The Song of the Murdered Jewish People
    By Itzhak Katzenelson  /  Translated by Noah H. Rosenbloom
    Israel: Beit Lohamei Haghetaot (Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 1980)
    Copyright © 1980 by The Ghetto Fighter's House Ltd. (All Rights Reserved.)

[ Facsimile of Part of Katzenlelson's Manuscript ]
Facsimile from Katzenelson's Manuscript

Important Links

Zlata Razdolina: BBC London (18 October 2003)
Zlata Razdolina: BBC London
(18 October 2003)

Zlata Razdolina
Zlata Razdolina
(Akhmatova Fountain House)

Zlata Razdolina: Early Years - St. Petersburg, Russia
Zlata Razdolina
(St. Petersburg, Russia)

Zlata Razdonina: Studio in Israel
Zlata Razdolina
(Studio in Israel)

Anna Akhmatova
Anna Akhmatova

"May this elegy and Requiem bear witness to the millions of Jews murdered by the Nazis, and be an eternal warning to the generations born after the Holocaust."

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In Memory of Zlata Razdolina's Beloved Mother, Asia Rozenfeld
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