This powerful musical drama has as its backdrop the mercurial, enigmatic and, until 1989, political boiling cauldron — Berlin.
Gathering Starflowers distills, in the form of a symphonic poem for two pianos, elements of Günter Grass' 1967 novel – Local Anaesthetic - itself a powerful satirical polemic on the futility and wastefulness of war. In his novel, Grass has 2 of his characters, who lived through the 1939-1945 war as teenagers, continually relive it and relive major battles of the campaign in the… read more
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