Portrait of Raoul Wallenberg

25-04-1990

Symphonic Portrait  composed  by  Ulf  Björlin,

text by Herb Schapiro

Movments:   Elegi

Allegro agotato

Budapest 1944

The nameless quire

Late in the autumn

The 17th of January 1945

the Voices:   Raoul Wallenberg   Cliff Robertson

Voice and the surviver           Ruth Warrick

the narrator  and Eichman            Fritz Weaver

The Palm Beach Quire  and  school quire

Raoul Wallenberg Symphony Orchestra

Conductor  the composer Ulf Björlin

Recorded from the world premier 25/26 April 1990 Palm Beach

recoring made by the Swedish Radio/ National Brodcasting

presentation by Ulf Billberger,

Swedish Radio brodcasting the 13th of August 1990 P.2.

On the 25th of April 1990 was the world premier of The

PORTRAIT OF RAOUL WALLENBERG

in the Royal Poinciana Conert Hall, Palm Beach, Fl. USA

This is composed for an symphonic orchester, quiere, childrenquie

and recitation. The text is written by the playwriter Herb Schapiro

It is a composition in six movments without pause.

The worldpremier was a great success,  documentd in the press.

The Swedish Composer Federation  « STIM »  has the score.

Kate Wacz, Sweden  e-mail: niwako@chello.se

Fary Björlin  USA      e-mail: farybjorlin@msn.com   (The composer widow

Ulf Björlin Junior USA           ulfbjorlin@netzero.net

Herb Schapiro      USA           HESchapiro@cs.com

2 Responses to “Portrait of Raoul Wallenberg”

  1. herb schapiro dit :

    Re the text above: it was derived from my 3-act play,
    That Strange Encounter of Wallenberg and Eichmann.
    The performances of the dramatic symphony were both richly
    emotional and exhilarating for a range of audiences,and for Ulf,the actors and myself.

    See>>> Palm Beach Daily News / 27 April, 1990.

    HS

  2. herb schapiro dit :

    Thank you for your attention re a work that we always felt
    could reach all kinds of audiences; we saw it happen
    in Florida among diplomats, Palm Beach residents, students
    and families.

    HS

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