Magda's Fortune : a music-drama in five acts about the life and loves of Magda Goebbels née Quandt née Ritschel née Friedlander
by Mark Dunbar (2013)
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Library shelf no. 782.14/DUN 8 [Available for loan]
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Library shelf no. 782.14/DUN 7 [Available for loan]
Magda's Fortune tells the story of the life of Magda Goebbels. Specifically it poses a question: How did a woman who was raised by her Jewish Stepfather, and whose first boyfriend (and perhaps the love of her life) was also Jewish, end up marrying one of Nazi Germany's most notorious promoters of Hitler's 'Final Solution' to exterminate Jewry from Europe? In a wider sense, Magda's Fortune is a dark story of the calamitous impact of historical forces on the civility of ordinary people.
Instrumentation: 8 leads, SATB chorus, chamber orchestra: 2 flutes (piccolos), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, harp, timpani, percussion (2-3 players: snare drum, bass drum, cymbal, tambourine, marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, tam tam, crotales, castanets, congas, chimes), violins 1 and 2, cello, double bass.
Duration: 160 min.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
music theatre, opera, politics, historical drama
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