Arts-Scène Diffusion

Pascal Amoyel

PIANO

Block 15 or music as a form of resistance

Block 15 or music as a form of resistance

Theatrical concert

Emmanuelle Bertrand cello
Pascal Amoyel piano

 

Pieces by KREISLER, LISZT, BACH, GRIEF, AMOYEL, LAKS, MESSIAEN, BLOCH, CHOPIN 

 

Few people know that there was a women’s orchestra at Auschwitz as well as an orchestra composed of men …

The strictness of the conductors and a musical discipline worthy of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra prevented the male and female musicians from losing their minds and helped them deal with the horror, offering them a ‘haven of peace’ of sorts. 

Following the accounts of two musicians (Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Simon Laks), literally saved by music, pondering the capacity of the human being to be moved to tears by a melody and the next moment to commit the most horrific crimes, Emmanuelle Bertrand and Pascal Amoyel bring this incredible experience back to life, between humour and gravity, leaving us with a message emanating hope. 

Press

Peter Brook, Septembre 2018

Une recherche très pure et touchante.

Videos

Teaser Block 15, the notes of hope

Concert-theater
Based on the true story of Anita Lasker-Wallfisch and Simon Laks 

with Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello
Pascal Amoyel, piano


Folders

Le Block 15, dossier de presse
Le Block 15, dossier de presse

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