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Paul Hindemith
1895 - 1963
Germany
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P. Hindemith
Paul Hindemith (16/11/1895 - 28/12/1963), a German composer, violinist, violist, pianist and percussionist, from Hanau. He composed: chamber music of all kinds, cinema music, coffee house music, dance music, operetta, jazz band, and military music.
When Lilacs Last on the Dooryard Bloom'd
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1946
Text/libretto:Wald Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Duration:65`54''
In memory of:the murdered president Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
Label(s):Telarc - 80132
Wergo 6286-2
When Lilacs Last on the Dooryard Bloom'd subtitled: Requiem for those we love. In memory of the murdered president Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865). Original title: Als Flieder jüngst mir im Garten blüht'. Ein Requiem "Für die, die wir lieben"
The text is written by the American poet Wald Whitman (1819 - 1892). The work is considered as Hindemith's reaction on the Holocaust.
Author:Herman Ram
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A. Lincoln
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W. Whitman
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