'One of the most beautiful things I've ever heard...sublime' MusicalTalk
In the run up to November 2020
Weaving his words with original musical settings of the poems which inspired him,
exploring his philosophy of natural law amid the landscapes of his journey, and the love story at its' heart.
A podcast performance of a song cycle telling the story of the birth of modern human rights in Europe, through the eyes of David Maxwell Fyfe, British prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, and later, champion of the European Convention on Human Rights. Members of his family tell of his journey from Nuremberg to Strasbourg with original musical settings of poems that inspired him along his way.
"A must for all who want to build a better world." Dominic Grieve
Dedicated to Lalage, Pamela & Miranda Maxwell Fyfe
A song cycle by Sue Casson charting
the journey of David Maxwell Fyfe from Nuremberg to Strasbourg
‘In Dreams of Peace & Freedom, inspirational quotations from the speeches, letters and autobiography of David Maxwell Fyfe, naturally thread through musical settings of poetry he found inspiring. The melody infuses his chosen poetic words with another unspoken dimension – emotion to reinforce the story, rather as in his speeches, the poetry heightens the tenor of his legal argument.' Sue Casson