Kadisch (Cramer) - OB/PN
Composer: Dyck, Vladimir
for oboe and piano
by Vladimir Dyck (1882-1943) Ukrainian composer
arranged by Trevor Cramer
ABOUT THE COMPOSER
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, on March 19, 1882, Vladimir Dyck showed his strong musical aptitude from an early age. In 1899, at the age of 17, he moved to Paris to study at the Paris Conservatory. It is reported that this move was made on the advice of Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Dyck was admitted to the Conservatory in 1900 where he studied with Antonie Taudou (harmony), Paul Vidal (piano accompaniment) and Charles-Widor (composition). Dyck acquired French citizenship in 1910 allowing him to compete in the composition competition of the Institut de France. In 1911, he was awarded the “duexieme Second Second Grand Prix de Rome” for his cantata Yanitza.
Following his studies, Dyck was active as a piano teacher and composer, writing in a range of styles including patriotic songs, lyrical comedy, instrumental music, and film scores, the latter written under the pseudonym Dri Mival, an anagram of his surname. His later compositions reflect his Jewish heritage, including works such as Berceuse hebraique (violin and piano) and 1re et 2e Legends hebraiques (cello, violin, saxophone or clarinet and piano).
On June 10, 1943, Dyck, his wife and daughter were arrested by the Gestapo at his Parisian home. The family was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp on July 3 and killed on August 5.