One of the most important and beautiful functions of music is that it allows us another outlet to express what feels inexpressible, to say what we cannot put into words. It helps us to cope with the tragedies that are part of life, and to come to grips with our grief. For many composers, music was how they attempted to process the cruelties of war.
Twice in the twentieth century our entire world was engulfed in strife, and among the voices silenced too soon were many composers with great potential. Those that survived or could not fight also grappled with the previously unimaginable anguish left in the wake of battle. In these uncertain times today, when conflict continues to cloud our world, it is important to learn from the past, and to be aware of what we lose When We Wage War.
To hear the playlist, access NML as usual, go to the Playlists section, and select the Playlist of the Month folder under the Naxos Music Library Playlists tab. If you are on your institution's premises, you may also be able to access it if you CLICK HERE.
Each month, Naxos Music Library presents a themed playlist for our subscribers to enjoy. We know that a database of over 1.6 million tracks can be a bit daunting, so we'd like to highlight some of the amazing music that is available to you. Let it kickstart discovery!