Miriam Sagan is the author of over 30 books of poetry, fiction, and memoir. She is a two-time winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards, a recipient of the City of Santa Fe Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, and a New Mexico Literary Arts Gratitude Award recipient. She also founded and directed the creative writing program at Santa Fe Community College until her retirement. On this week's episode of Write-On! Four Corners, Sagan will discuss her newest book, a flash memoir, entitled "Stash"with new host DelSheree Gladden!

Samuel Galbraith entwines his poetry with selected pieces from Bach’s 15 Two-Part Inventions. Samuel chose various instruments to enhance his readings of some of his recent poetry.

Tune in to relax with your host Mick Hesse as he plays a wide range of early classical music. This weeks episode also includes Third Coast Percussion. 

SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No 13 in B flat minor op 113 “Babi Yar”,written in memory of the over 33,000 Jews murdered in Babi Yar, Ukraine in 1941. Shostakovich set 5 poems by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Gangnus to music in 5 movements. Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

 Dedicated to Jozef Koprinski 
“Hope, not Hate part 2” is the first program in a series of transitional music and composers who survived the death camps of Nazi Germany and Poland after WW2

Col. Lilly was born in North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1915. In 1917, he received a commission in the regular Army. In 1941 he was sent to Manila in the Philippines to serve in the U.S. Army's Philippine Division. He became the commander of the 57th Philippine Scout Regiment. The unit served on Bataan during the Japanese invasion. He became a P.O.W. in April 1942 when the Americans surrendered to the Japanese. For the next 40 months he was in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. To keep his sanity, he maintained a diary in tiny notebooks. In addition to the diary he wrote down poems, songs, recipes, rules for Bridge and everything he could remember. 

On 8 September 1942 Ullmann was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp.  The particular nature of the camp at Theresienstadt enabled Ullmann to remain active musically: he was a piano accompanist, organized concerts ("Collegium musicum", "Studio for New Music"), wrote critiques of musical events, and composed. He wrote: "By no means did we sit weeping on the banks of the waters of Babylon. Our endeavor with respect to arts was commensurate with our will to live."
On 16 October 1944 he was deported to the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where on 18 October 1944 he was killed in the gas chambers.
 
One writer has described Ullmann's milieu in these terms: "Like such other assimilated German-speaking Czech Jews as Kafka and Mahler, Ullmann lived a life of multiple estrangements, cut off from Czech nationalism, German anti-Semitism and Jewish orthodoxy”.

Mobilized in 1939 as an artillery lieutenant, taken prisoner in June 1940, he spent five years in the Nienburg, Lower Saxony/Weser Oflag. He organized introductory lectures on the history of music from its origins to the present day, to which were added over the months a course on harmony and counterpoint, a course on the fugue, twenty lessons on musical aesthetics, and the history of the symphony. Demonstrating passionate self-denial, he wanted to complete this theoretical teaching and instill in his companions of misfortune a love of music by conducting and commenting on eighteen symphonic concerts.. Both the musicians of the orchestra and the singers of the choir were amateurs, with instruments of very poor quality, but Goué's enthusiasm won them all over.

 

After being interned and tortured at Pankrác prison for two years (1943–1945) Karel was sent to Theresienstadt prison. The conditions in the prison were dire and he became ill with dysentery and pneumonia.[1] SS- Oberscharführer Stefan Rojko sent all ill prisoners outside in freezing cold to disinfect the cell. As a result, Karel and 8 other prisoners died on 6 March 1945.

Hans Krása (30 November 1899 – 17 October 1944) was a Czech composer, murdered during the Holocaust at Auschwitz. He helped to organize cultural life in Theresienstadt concentration camp.

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