Gurvitch, Leon - Anne Frank Suite
  • Gurvitch, Leon - Anne Frank Suite

Gurvitch, Leon - Anne Frank Suite

Catalogue No: BB3828
for violoncello and piano
The composer, whose family was severely affected by the Second World War and the Holocaust, considers his Anne Frank Suite as a "personal memorial diary and a reminder in view of the futility of war". The score is prefaced by a quotation from Anne Frank: "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart", which has impressed the composer since his youth. His three-movement suite attempts to musically reflect the emotionality and thoughtfulness of the theme, which eludes all words. The piano is treated in a classical manner and creates the emotional space for the solo cello. Playing in a high register in a cantabile style over long passages, the cello also astounds with sound effects, harmonics and an expressive solo cadenza in the middle of the work.


Product Format
Sheet Music
Publication Date
15 November 2023