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Bennewitz Quartet for the Bubny Memorial of Silence

Author: Czech Television

In order to commemorate the Jewish transports which left for extermination camps, a top Czech string quartet performs works by Theresienstadt composers.

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    Bennewitz Quartet for the Bubny Memorial of Silence © Czech Television

In order to commemorate the Jewish transports which left for extermination camps from the station Prague – Bubny during the Second World War, a top Czech string quartet performs works by Theresienstadt composers Hans Krása and Erwin Schulhoff.

The String Quartet in G-Major, op. 106 by Antonín Dvořák also forms part of the programme as a remembrance of traditional Czech musical values, as a reminiscence of the culture the Jews had to leave behind them. The programme was recorded in the departure hall of the Bubny railway station which aims to be transformed to a permanent exhibition of the complex history of the 20th century.


Concert TV recording
Production Company Czech Television
Genre Concert TV recording
TV Director Petr Vejslík
Recording location The Bubny Memorial of Silence, Prague, CZ
Recording date 14 October 2020
English title of music work Hans Krása: Theme and Variations for String Quartet
English title of music work Erwin Schulhoff: Five Pieces for String Quartet
English title of music work Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet in G-Major, op. 106
Orchestra / Band The Bennewitz Quartet
Distribution TV Czech Television
Camera Petr Vejslík
Video format 16:9 HD
Duration 65´40´´
Production year 2020

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