My song is free: the Apulian Francesco Lotoro directs deported composers’ works at the Parco della Musica in Rome.
A concert in absolute world premiere to tell one of the least known pages of the history of the twentieth century: the one that has as its protagonists women interned between 1933 and 1945 in German concentration camps, in Russian gulags, in Japanese and African camps; Jewish, German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, British, Australian, Soviet and Roma women. Women who in the “banality” of war horror held within themselves a particular “gift”: that is, the ability to compose music, a prerogative that they managed to express sometimes with the consent of the torturers or, much more often, secretly. Their experience, lived on the edge of an abyss more often than not without, has left music pages of great beauty and artistic interest, which now come alive thanks to the initiative of the Apulian musician Francesco Lotoro, who has been involved in collecting and transcribing for thirty years. music composed by interned in the fields during the years of the Second World War, to give life, in his Barletta, to the Foundation Institute of Music Literature Concentration (ILMC), which is headed by the Cittadella project of Concentration Music, the largest international hub on the subject. A part of this conspicuous, mostly unpublished and unknown production – which today includes 8000 musical works and 10 thousand documents – will be at the center of the concert to be held in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, next Wednesday 16 January 2019 ( Sala Sinopoli, 8.30pm).