Mauthausen

The song of the songs

outosego

Love and Death |

The “Mauthausen Trilogy” -also known as “The Ballad of Mauthausen”, and the “Mauthausen Cantata”– is a cycle of four arias with lyrics based on poems written by the Greek poet Iakovos Kambanellis, a Mauthausen concentration camp survivor. Mikis Theodorakis is the composer of the music. It has been described as the “most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust”.and as “an exquisite, haunting and passionate melody that moves Kambanellis’ affecting words to an even higher level”.

Iakovos falls in love with a Jewish girl. This song is about how love can bloom in a place where death is dominant.

imageedit_1035_5574772648

 

 

imageedit_1035_5574772648

photo-1515834089127-17497885e379

imageedit_1035_5574772648

imageedit_1035_5574772648

photo-1549777929-761a7893998a

imageedit_1035_5574772648

photography :  Erica Magugliani

photography : William Warby

Iakovos kambanellis

You may visit, dear friends, if you wish, the following website and you may use the translation button : Iakovos Kambanellis 1921-2011| About

One thought on “The song of the songs

Leave a Reply, dear

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.