A message in a bottle, for God
Timna Brauer in the MuTh/ Reading (German language) with instrumental music
The Warsaw ghetto was in flames. Few had survived. Jossel Rakover was one of them. Hiding in a burning house, facing his own imminent death, he wrote down his testament. He set down his feelings as one Jew out of the millions who knew they were being deliberately annihilated. And though he judges God harshly, his words are nevertheless a moving and inspiring declaration of faith. “If those who hate me, those who kill me, are so dark, so wicked, then what and who am I — if not somebody who embodies some of Your light, some of Your goodness?”
Timna Brauer reads powerful extracts from this compelling story. The bassoon trio bassetto a tre offer empathetic musical responses which befit this fictitious testament, found in a bottle in the ruins of the Warsaw ghetto. An evening of sounds, silence, pain and love.
Excerpts from the novel “Jossel Rakovers Wendung zu Gott” (Yossel Rakover speaks to God )- by Zvi Kolitz
Music by Otmar Mayer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Jiri Kratochvil, Jenö Takacs and Adalbert Nudera
Tickets (per concert) Band A €39/ B €35/ C €29; box seats €49
MuTh Student Club, Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9