Musical Borrowing
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[+] Jampol’skij, Izrail’. “Pamjati borcov-anti fasistov [To the memory of the anti-fascist fighters].” Sovetskaia muzyka (February 1976): 116-18.

German composer Karl Amadeus Hartmann had a deep appreciation and love of Russian music, partially inspired by his teacher, Hermann Scherchen. Hartmann’s piece Concerto Funebre, premiered in Switzerland in 1940, is a requiem for those who fought against Nazism. In its finale, Hartmann uses a Russian revolutionary song theme Vi zhertvuyu pali v bor’be rokovoi, adding a programmatic meaning to the chamber work. The work’s first two movements function as a modern take on a lamento style aria, expressed through the lonesome theme of the Introduction and the rhapsodic second movement. Concerto Funebre forms a striking example of anti-fascist statements conveyed by artists and musicians in the Third Reich.

Works: Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Concerto Funebre (116–18).

Sources: Anonymous: Vi zhertvuyu pali v bor’be rokovoi (116–17).

Index Classifications: 1900s

Contributed by: Maria Fokina

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