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Lan Adomian

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Lan Adomian

Adomian, Lon. (Adomian, Lan; Adohmyan, Lahn; Weinroth, John J. [real name?]); b. August 29 (24), 1905 Moghiler-Podolsk, Russia; To the US November 1923; Russian American; Jewish; Musical composer; CP March 9, 1926; received passport# 118336 issued January 28, 1938; Domicile (father’s residence) 2256 E. 7th Street, Bronx, New York; Arrived in Spain on February 16, 1938; Returned to the US on December 20, 1938 abord the Ausonia; d. May 9, 1979 in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Additional Notes Lan Adomian, the son of a Jewish cantor, studied classical music before volunteering to serve in the Spanish war. While recuperating from injuries, he composed a cycle of songs to accompany the words of the Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez. After returning from Spain, he wrote several symphonic works that dealt with Spanish themes. During the anti-communist crusade of the 1950s, Adomian chose self-exile in Mexico, where he continued his musical composition. Many of his works addressed Jewish themes, including The Ballad of Terezin, a cantata that was inspired by the poem "The Butterfly" written by a child victim of the Nazis. He also wrote The Forest of Martyrs, dedicated to the Jewish people killed in the holocaust; Israel, an orchestral piece first performed by the St. Louis Symphony; and Kodesh-Kodoshim, a cantata with a Hebrew text.