was 7 when he discovered for the first time within the books of the
school library the book with documentary materials about
Holocaust. The shocking photos and scenes from Dachau Richard will
Later on, in 1979,
as a student of music, he took part as a singer in the Choire in
Schoenberg's Warshau Survivor with Maximilian Schell as
Survivor.After these concerts, he made decision to compose a music
consecrated to the Holocaust theme, although, at that time he could
sense that this idea would mature along with his musical and
Now, 25 years later
Richard Edlinger created The Train based on his musical visions of
the last intimate moments of a Jewish family in the deportation
train, before the final separation.
artistic expression, Richard asked Hungarian author Viktoria Mueller
to write the lyrics for the Symphony, based on his idea.
Now, when the work
is done, an old promise is fulfilled and musical literature is
richer for an extraordinary, first ever Holocaust Symphony, which
will surely find it's decent place on the world's musical scene.