Panel #7 of Engrained Forever: Holocaust
“Mendelssohn, the Nazis and Me,” a recent DVD release from Kultur International Films, reproduces a 2009 BBC TV film by UK-born writer Sheila Hayman about her eminent ancestor, the composer Felix Mendelssohn.
Before his much-anticipated October 23 Carnegie Hall recital, of music by Bach, Beethoven, and Schumann, the magisterial Jewish American pianist Murray Perahia is releasing a new CD on Sony Classical of three of the six Bach keyboard Partitas, Nos. 1, 5 & 6, completing the set begun last year with his CD of Partitas 2, 3, & 4. Perahia’s meltingly lyrical approach is distinguished by an ineffable quality of love, something like the tenderness found in the playing of his mentor Mieczysław Horszowski, but Perahia is a finer, more consistently rewarding pianist than the sometimes uneven Horszowski.