Quartet Maliniak – Quatour pour la fin du Temps (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Quartet Maliniak – Quatour pour la fin du Temps (2023)
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Trained as a violinst and conductor at the music conservatory in Warsaw Jewish musician Jacob Maliniak and his wife Mathilde Dorothea (née Halpern) moved to Berlin where their daughter Maryla was born in 1910. Little is known about these years. However, he was scheduled to perform Arnold Schoenberg’s world-famous piece “Pierrot Lunaire”, opus 21 but was replaced was by Emil Telmányi just before the premiere. To escape the confusions of World War I, the young Maliniak family moved from Berlin to Sweden, where Jac received the offer to become the musical director in Trondheim’s luxurious Hotel Britannia in 1917. In the following happy years, Jac became a central figure in Trondheim’s music life and also conducted the local symphony orchestra regularly.

In the accounts of Liv Daasvatn her grandmother remembering the metropolitan culture of Warsaw and Berlin found it harder to socialize in Trondheim than her husband. Nevertheless, she tried to get accustomed to the local conditions and could benefit from her multi-lingual talents by offering foreign language classes and conversation excercises in German, French, English, Polish and Russian.

Daughter Maryla became a violinist herself. She moved to Oslo in 1930 to study at the conservatory with Ernst Glaser and other capacities. There she founded her own quartet – “The White Ladies” – to entertain at restaurants and weddings with state-of-the-art tunes and popular classics. At this time, she had already met her future husband, Gunnar Daasvatn, and as soon as he had finished his studies in Trondheim to become an engineer, he also moved to Oslo. The couple married on 1st May 1940. When the tension rose against Jews in Norway during the year 1942, Gunnar and Maryla Daasvatn decided to flee to Sweden on 1st December 1942. They boarded a train to go north with just a backsack containing the most important belongings. Everything went well until a German razzia stopped the train in the lonely forests of Finnskogen. Gunnar immediately understood the danger of this situation, shoved Maryla out of the train and destroyed all compromising papers by eating them up. Thanks to his appearance as a tall, blond Norwegian everything could have gone well but the German guard inspected his backpack filled with Maryla’s clothes. Gunnar was arrested, first sent to Åkerbergveien prison, then to KZ Grini on 16th December 1942 (#5750) and transferred to KZ Sachsenhausen, where he arrived on 18th April 1943 (#64586) and was imprisoned until liberation day. Meanwhile, Maryla continued her dramatic flight to Sweden and crossed the border on 6th December 1942. As the official documents from the Norwegian refugee office show her daughter Inger Eva was born von 27th March 1943 which means that Maryla must have been in the second half of her pregnancy when she managed to escape to Sweden in early December 1942.


1-01. Quartet Maliniak – I. Liturgie de cristal (02:58)
1-02. Quartet Maliniak – II. Vocalise, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps (05:26)
1-03. Quartet Maliniak – III. Abîme des oiseaux (06:49)
1-04. Quartet Maliniak – IV. Intermède (01:40)
1-05. Quartet Maliniak – V. Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus (10:02)
1-06. Quartet Maliniak – VI. Danse de la fureur, pour les trompettes (06:09)
1-07. Quartet Maliniak – VII. Fouillis d’arcs-en-ciel, pour l’Ange qui annonce la fin du Temps (07:49)
1-08. Quartet Maliniak – VIII. Louange à l’Immortalité de Jésus (07:30)


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