Andreas Herrmann
Requiem for Marx and Brecht
Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, 23.05.2014

“The libretto, composed of poems, speeches and rhymes by Władysław Broniewski, addresses the audience with a spectacular proclamation as it foretells the end of the old world of work, where even the hardest toil no longer has any sense. 23 of the expected 27 Warsaw-based members of Górnicka’s tragic chorus came to Dresden and marched with measured steps onto the empty, brightly lit main stage of Societaetstheater, slightly raised with four platforms arranged as stairs. The rudimentary form conveyed through voices, facial expres- sions and movement, precisely cued even in the most complex choral parts by the shamelessly young maestra conducting from the audience, gave rise to a mechanical but no less natural power. Brecht and Marx would have been as pleased as was the audience, which gave it a standing ovation.”

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