Original Television Soundtrack ("Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter")
Music composed by Fabian Römer
Featuring "Mein kleines Herz" performed by Katharina Schuettler
Berlin, 1941. Five friends are eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe – and that will forever change them as well.
Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm is off to the eastern front with his younger brother Friedhelm, a sensitive dreamer more interested in literature than warfare. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the German Wehrmacht, also on the eastern front.
While Greta is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor still cannot convince his parents to leave Germany. Valor and courage come to the fore, but also betrayal – of values, beliefs, humanity. Friedhelm turns into a soulless killing machine. Wilhelm deserts his troops and is court-martialed. Charlotte's Nazi ideology crumbles when she betrays a Jewish nurse helping the German army. Greta obtains papers for Viktor's escape by selling herself to an SS colonel. They and millions of others wanted to be heroes; but none of them could imagine what the war would ultimately do to them and to the rest of the world.
"The series has been hailed by critics as a 'turning point' in German television for examining the crimes of the Third Reich at an individual level".
- Daily Telegraph UK
Composer Fabian Roemer who has been awarded with several national prizes, created an emotional and touching score which includes some marvellous piano themes and was recorded by the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Allan Wilson and Vladimir Matrinka.
The album also features the song "Mein kleines Herz" performed by actress Katharina Schuettler. The catchy melody became one of the most popular TV songs of 2013 and is a dominant melody through all episodes.
Generation War is a TV miniseries (3 90 minute episodes) and was airing in Germany in March 2013 and in various other European countries with tremendous success.
The digital album can be downloaded from the store of your choice and includes in total 42 tracks with a running time at almost two hours.