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"The Lay of Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke" - Montreal...
    This videoclip is a documentary about a performance of the musical piece "The Lay of Love and Death of Cornet Christoph Rilke" by the Austrian composer Viktor Ullmann. This piece of Ullmann exists in two versions, one for orchestra and one for piano to see and hear on this videoclip (performed by Rupert Bergmann and Aries Caces on the piano). The place of this performance is in Montréal (Canada) at the "Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur". Ullmann was imprisoned at the concentration-camp of Theresienstadt / Terezín from 1942 to 1944. There he composed a lot of music for the "Freizeitgestaltung". Among that compositions are "Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke/The Lay of Love and Death of the Cornet Christoph Rilke" written in 1944. Viktor Ullmann was a composer who served as a soldier in World War I. Near the castle of Duino he served an observer in 1918, there in this castle Rilke lived and worked a few years before. In a lot of his musical work composed in Theresienstadt Ullmann used his experience of World War I, the best example for that is his opera "The Emperor of Atlantis or The Death-Refusal". Ullmann was murdered in 1944 at Auschwitz.