Dmitri Lvovich Klebanov
25 juillet 1907 - 6 juin 1987, Kharkov (Ukraine)
Compositeur Ukrainien Juif

Sa Symphonie No.1 "En Mémoire des martyrs de Babi Yar" (1945) est fort mal accueillie par les autorités soviétiques qui la jugent antipatriotique, ce qui lui vaut d'être mis au ban de la vie musicale officielle en URSS.








Babi Yar : Massacre des Juifs à Kiev en 1941
Orchestra of the Kharkov Academy of Fine Arts
Sh. Paltadzhian

Part I.
Part II.
Part III.


En surplomb du ravin de Babi Yar, un membre d'un Einsatzgruppe discute avec deux femmes.
A l'arrière plan, dans le ravin, des prisonniers de guerre soviétiques nivèlent la terre sur le charnier
On a fait sauter les parois du ravin à la dynamite.[Automne 1941]


Symphony No. 1 "In Memory of the Martyrs’ Babi Yar" (1945)
Dir : Igor Blazkhov
1- Allegro moderato (14.10)
2- Scherzo (12.00)
3- Marchia Funebre (8.17)
4- Finale : Presto – Recitativo – Agitato (13.22)

Posted: 21 Oct 2019 02:22 PM PDT
For the first time ever in North America, the ARC Ensemble will be performing one of the great musical discoveries of the past 50 years, the suppressed works of Ukrainian master composer, Dmitri Klebanov.
The concert will be recorded by CBC Radio for a national broadcast.

Concert information:

The Music of Dmitri Klebanov
Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 7:30 PM
The Royal Conservatory’s Mazzoleni Hall
273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6, Canada



Dmitriy Klebanov (1907–1987)From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dmitri Lvovich Klebanov (Ukrainian, Russian, 25 July O.S. 12 July] 1907 – 6 June 1987) was a Soviet composer. He studied at the Kharkiv Music and Drama Institute (graduated 1926) with S. Bogatyryov. He taught at the Kharkiv Conservatory (professor, 1960). Among his students were Valentin Bibik, Vitaliy Hubarenko, and Viktor Suslin.

Ukrainian composer Dmitri Lvovich Klebanov (1907–1987) is one of a long row of Soviet composers who have more or less disappeared completely from sight. He composed in most genres, including operas and symphonies.

Klebanov studied music academically as a pianist, violist, conductor, and composer, and became a professor of composition at the Kharkiv Conservatory. In the late 1930s and early 1940s a couple of ballets, a violin concerto, and a symphony received major performances in Moscow and Kiev. Unfortunately, the first symphony "In Memoriam to the Martyrs of Babi Yar" (1945) fell afoul of Stalinist critics who found it anti-patriotic. Being accused of distortion of the historic truth about the Soviet people and of national narrow-mindedness it was exiled for a life in archives. Stalin made his infamous attack on Soviet artists. The Soviet Composers' Union adopted the unwritten rule that one composer would be selected to take the heat for all of them—Klebanov was it. Although Klebanov was spared exile to Siberia, or worse, he was relegated to an obscure existence and spent most of this period composing politically correct works of "socialist realism" with titles like Ode for the Party and "First of May" Symphony. Following thirty years in de facto exile, Klebanov thawed out with the rest of the USSR in the 1980s.

In 1983, Mela Tenenbaum (violinist/violist) was in Kharkiv to play a viola concerto written for her by a pupil of Klebanov, whom she met after the concert. Klebanov suggested Ms. Tenenbaum perform his own Violin Concerto, and after the success of that venture the following season, he wrote a viola concerto expressly for her. This work had a positive reception in several Russian cities and Klebanov found his long-stifled creative energies reviving. Another new work followed, Japanese Silhouettes for soprano, viola d'amore and instrumental ensemble, based on haiku texts translated into Russian. This work was recorded for Radio Kiev with soprano Natalia Kraftzova, and a "rehabilitation" of Klebanov seemed imminent. But the composer died in 1987, just short of his 80th birthday, and soon artistic chaos engulfed the disintegrating Soviet Union. His music disappeared and was thought to have been lost in a fire and flood which destroyed the Musical Foundation building where his scores were kept.

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