Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A musical memorial

The American (and Jewish) composer Steve Reich wrote Different Trains, contrasting the trains on which he travelled between New York and Los Angeles during World War II (visiting his separated parents) with the more sinister trains running in the Third Reich at the time to take his fellow Jews for extermination.