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Madjnun / Jabsurr / Ahinnu II / Shira Shir / Philaki / Garten der Erkenntnis / Gdadroja

Product number: WER 65822
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Political music is often music of grief, commemoration, or warning. It recalls the numberless victims of wars, massacres, genocides. It stands athwart the sufferings inflicted on man by man. It struggles with artistic means against suppression and injustice. Works of this sort stand as musical monuments against forgetting.

Odeh-Tamimi’s music frequently deals with the problems, conflicts, and circumstances of the Middle East. The titles and texts of his works point in that direction. But it is not the political will alone that causes him to write the music he writes:

“Being political is actually a concept that I came to know in Germany […]. I’m a Palestinian who was born and grew up in Israel […].Even though I live in Germany, it doesn’t give me any peace. I think of it all the time, of the events, no matter what happens there. Obviously it has left a mark on my music. But a work also gives rise to a work of art. Of course I respond to the tragic songs of the exterminated Jewish people. But still I try to put the message I want to convey into actual music. I have the urge to create truly high art”. (Samir Odeh-Tamimi)

production by Westdeutscher Rundfunkr (“Madjnun II“), co-production with Deutschlandradio Kultur (“Jabsurr“, “Ahinnu II“, “Philaki“), production by Deutschlandradio Kultur (“Shira Shir“), production by Südwestrundfunk (“Gdadroja“)

film portrait Samir Odeh-Tamimi

Content

Madjnun II (2010) for recorder and men's choir
Jabsurr
(2009) for violoncello and piano
Ahinnu II
(2002) for seven instrumentalists
Shira Shir
(2006) for baritone and orchestra
Philaki
(2009) for seven instrumentalists
Garden of Knowledge
(2010/11) for six voices and two trombones
Gdadroja (2004/05) for chamber orchestra and three sopranos

More Information

Title:
Madjnun / Jabsurr / Ahinnu II / Shira Shir / Philaki / Garten der Erkenntnis / Gdadroja
Publisher/Label:
Wergo
Duration:
71 ′41 ′′
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
WER 65822
MAN EAN:
4010228658224
Weight:
0,11 kg

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