Murry Sidlin , professor, music, was mentioned in a story about his concert-drama Defiant Requiem. See below.

Concerts Commemorate Performance Of Verdi's 'Requiem' At Terezin Concentration Camp

From: Date: March 10, 2015 Author: Jane Levere

Defiant Requiem-a program about the performance of Verdi's Requiem by inmates at the Terezin concentration camp in the Czech Republic during World War II-was presented at Avery Fisher Hall in New York Monday night and will be offered in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Boston next month.

The program was created by Murry Sidlin, a professor at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., who was inspired to look into the original Terezin production when he came across a book on music at the camp many years ago. He discovered that Rafael Schachter, a Romanian pianist and conductor who was sent to the camp and brought music, including that for Verdi's Requiem, with him, established a music program at the camp, hoping it would help the inmates. He decided to stage the requiem, in part, to send their Nazi captors a message; text of the piece says, "Therefore when the Judge takes His seat, whatever is hidden will be revealed: Nothing shall remain unavenged."


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