Violins of Hope instruments survive today to teach lessons of history, heroism and hope. These strings of the Holocaust saved their owners’ lives. Each sounds its own story. Gustav Mahler’s niece, Alma Rosé, was the conductor of the orchestra at Auschwitz, making this performance of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, on these very instruments, achingly poignant.
Steve Martland: Crossing the Border
Vivaldi: Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV551
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major, Elena Galván, soloist