TEARS OF THE WOLF
CYRIL WHISTLER - TEARS OF THE WOLF - ROCK OPERA - BOOK - EPIC - MARSCH IMPROMPTU - MITTENWALD - NAZI TREASURE
"TEARS OF THE WOLF"
CYRIL WHISTLER'S "TEARS OF THE WOLF" THE INTRIGUING AND VIVACIOUS EPIC
Dutch book & Rock Opera 'TEARS OF THE WOLF' takes you on an intriguing journey through time.
"Tears of the wolf" tells the story of Arnhem based musician/violin builder Cyril Whistler and the mystery surrounding the "Marsch-Impromptu" by Gottfried Federlein. This music score, also known as "de pastoors brief", made public in 2012 by journalist Karl Hammer, contains texts and runes not originally part of the score. These annotations possibly show a schematic route to a location in the small town of Mittenwald in the south of Germany. According to legend, this is where Hitler's personal diamonds were buried by the end of April 1945. This piece of history was the starting point for composer Cyril Whistler to write a rockopera. In two exiting acts, thirteen tracks and over 40 minutes it takes you back in time in it's own unique way.
TRUTH OR FICTION? To musician Whistler that's no longer relevant, the code leads him to a military compound in Mittenwald, without any expectations of digging. It's up to the Bundeswehr, so we'll probably never know. The true treasure is the rockopera that saw the light as a result of his search and this fascinating story.
STORYBOARD The intrigue starts in Berlin, 1945. During the last days of the Second World War Martin Bormann, Hitler's private secretary, makes plans to flee the Führerbunker. Beforehand he orders the Führer's personal diamonds to be transported from the Obersalzberg to be buried in a secret location in the Bavarian Alps. The exact location is then encoded in a music score and in case he doesn't survive the escape he has a chaplain smuggle the score from the bombed streets of Berlin. The plan fails, Bormann manages to escape across the river 'Spree" through a metro tunnel and the Friedrichstrasse. To avoid captur by the Russians Bormann finally committed suicide by cyanite poisoning near Lehrter station. A Russian soldier finds a small red book in his leather coat, his diary. The body isn't discovered until 1972, during construction work. The score and the diamonds have been forgotten by then and the mystery of the "Tears of the wolf" is a fact.
"Tears of the wolf" is the complete story surrounding the myth of an old piano score and a forgotten Worldwar II treasure.
Several prominent musicians, vocalists and producers participated in this project, among others: Robby Valentine (Over & over again) Henk van der Weijden (Enge Buren) Joost Brouwer (Ticket's go past) Jusso Whistler (Dana Fuchs) Leon Beelen Brett Caldas-Lima (Ayreon/Gentle storm) and many more.