Austria is Teaching Top European Leaders WWII History With a Little Help From Churchill - and Music
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, January 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The CD album "WORDS THAT WON THE WAR" from the Swedish record company Stryngford Records, will be given to all the participants at the EU conference "The Sound of Europe" in Salzburg, January 27 - 28.
The album, which is also a history lesson, consists of music illustrations to original recordings of some of the most famous speeches by Chamberlain, Churchill, de Gaulle and Roosevelt.
The delegates at the conference include the Prime Ministers of France (Dominique de Villepin) and the Netherlands (Jan Peter Balkenende), Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Mayor of Athens (Dora Bakoyannis) and leading figures from the European Commission (President Jos?Manuel Barroso, Vice-President Margot Wallström, Commissioners Benita Ferrero-Waldner and Jan Figel) and the Chairman of the European Parliament (President Josep Borrell). Austrian participants in addition to the host, Federal Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel, include Federal President Heinz Fischer and Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik. Numerous intellectuals and artists are also taking part, such as Oliviero Toscani, Leon de Winter, Gilles Kepel, Dominique Moïsi, Slavenka Drakulic, Franzobel, Mario Monti, to name but a few. For more information about the conference, please, visit: www.eu2006.at/en
During the conference, some tracks from the album will be played, e.g. "This is your victory" and "Hitler is a monster of wickedness".
"It's great to know that my musical history lesson will reach out to some of the top leaders of Europe, and not only to teenagers all around the world", says the producer Martin Landquist.
The album and edutainment project "WORDS THAT WON THE WAR" performed by the group Stryngford Syntagma has been written and produced by Martin Landquist. In Sweden, it is retailed by the Red Cross Web shop amongst many others.
Besides being a music album, it is also a reminder of the importance of defending democracy and the open society. The original purpose of this project was to make young people interested in history and the spoken word.
In Sweden, the album is used in several schools and in the parliament.