[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Yiddish themes is Shostakovitch

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Mon Aug 24 15:52:28 EDT 2009

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Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 19:28:49 +1000
From: Joseph Toltz <josephtoltz at me.com>
Subject: Yiddish themes in Shostakovich

I am looking for any hints as to the names of the actual quoted freylekhs 
that are supposed to appear in the fourth movement (Allegretto) of Dmitri 
Shostakovich's Trio in e minor Op 67 (1944).

The quotation of Jewish themes in this particular work may have resulted 
from Shostakovich's completion of "Rothschild's Violin" by Veniamin 
Fleyshman.  Shostakovich completed the one-act Opera after the death of 
his student (who died in
besieged Leningrad in 1941).

Private replies welcome.

Joseph Toltz
PhD student, University of Sydney
josephtoltz at me.com

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