Presented & written by:
Philippe Sands - Narrator
Laurent Naouri - Bass Barritone
Guillaume de Chassy - Pianist
Special Guest Artists: (Narrator)
Natalie Dessay (French Speaking)
* special guests will depend on availability
October 1946, Nuremberg
A Musical Interlude on the theme of Justice:
SPOKEN WORD/POETRY/CLASSICAL MUSIC/LITERATURE/CHAMBER & RECITAL
Philippe Sands' A Song of Good and Evil offers new insights into the conflict and connections between three men at the heart of the Nuremberg trial - Cambridge academic Hersch Lauterpacht, Polish prosecutor Raphael Lemkin, and Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank - with music that crossed the courtroom to connect prosecutors and defendant.
A personal exploration of the origins of modern justice and the fate of individuals and groups, in images, words and music.
Bach, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Aragon, Mizraki and Leonard Cohen, performed by acclaimed bass-baritone Laurent Naouri and renowned jazz pianist Guillaume de Chassy.
Philippe Sands is Professor of Law at University College London and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He specializes in international law and has appeared before most international courts and tribunals around the world, including the World Court and the International Criminal Court of Justice. He is recognized as one of the worlds leading human rights lawyers, often involved in cases on crimes against humanity and genocide.
His books include Lawless World (2005) and Torture Team (2008). Both of which have been the subjects of staged productions. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Vanity Fair, the New York Review of Books, the Financial Times and the Guardian.
A Song of Good & Evil draws on material from his next book, to be published by Alfred Knopf in 2016, part of
a quartet of works.
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"I think Frank may have thought he was not sufficiently culpable to warrant the death penalty"
— THE GUARDIAN, THE OBSERVER by Ed Vulliamy
— Daniel Harding
— THE OBSERVER
"Moving, revealing, daring... beautifully and subtly performed "
— John Tusa, former Director, Barbican Centre
— Sveriges Radio (Swedish Radio)
— Claire Bolderson, BBC
"A very fine thing....great and very moving"
— AL Kennedy
— Liz Jobey, FINANCIAL TIMES
— Emily Kasriel, BBC World Service
"Tremendously dramatic, moving and thought-provoking"
— Matthew Reisz, TIMES Higher Education Supplement