Aleksander Krejn (1883-1951), a founder of the Jewish national school in Russia, wrote “Kaddish” (1921-22)in memory of his parents, by setting a Russian poem by his friend Aleksander Orsanin to what he called a symphonic cantata for tenor,mixed choir and orchestra. The long lost MS came to light in 1989 and is now in the archives of the publishing house Universal-Edition, Vienna. Krejn continued to write Jewish music until the end of the 1920s, at which point he started to write Soviet music in a rather artificial form. A brief survey of the consequences of Russian cultural politics for Jewish music after the Russian Revolution (1917) is given.
Alexander Krein's Kaddish, op.23,manuscript by the Soviet Jewish coposer, lost since the Nazi era.
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Verfemte Musik: Komponisten in den Diktaturen unseres Jahrhundrets ( Book )
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