Piece for Muted Strings 'Elegiac Song' (Fine, Vivian)

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Work Title Piece for Muted Strings (Elegiac Song)
Alternative. Title
Composer Fine, Vivian
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IVF 51
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1937
First Performance. 1939-03-26, New York City, Town Hall Club, League of Composers’ Concert, Frederick Dvonch, Dorothy Kesner, violins, Edward Neikrug,viola, and George Neikrug, cello
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 2 violins, viola, cello

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Fine composed this piece in response to the Spanish Civil War, and subtitled it “for the children of Spain.” She and her husband Ben helped raise money for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, a contingent of Americans who fought in the Spanish Republican Army against the Fascists.

A wonderful recent performance is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yso9hLZU0UA