Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 344 (1965)

Live concert at the YMCA Hall, Jerusalem, October 1966:
Hanoch Tel-Oren, Flute
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Flute

Orchestration: 1,1,1,1-2,2,1,0-timp+2-hp-str

Duration: 21:40 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

This virtuoso, dazzling and sophisticated concerto includes 3 movements.
The first movement is a lively Allegro, rhythmical and often includes dialogues between the flute and the percussion.
The second movement is a Romance in variable meter. It opens with the flute in a lyrical folk-like melody accompanied by the harp.
The third movement is Variations. The theme, introduced by the flute is woven into the different variations: from march to pastoral, choral to jazz, a cadenza and ends with a great bravura.

5 Responses to Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 344 (1965)
  1. Raanan Eylon
    December 10, 2011 | 9:33 pm

    I am long familiar with this recording.Happy to see it made public,after long last.
    This is incredible music with long stretches of inspired lyricism,especially in the second and third movements.
    Thank You from Raanan

  2. Efrat Lavry
    December 13, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Shalom Raanan,

    Thank you for your support.
    As you most likely already know Lavry wrote a number of compositions for flute like Concertino for Flute and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 245 and Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp, Op. 348.
    I hope you enjoy them too.

    Efrat Lavry

  3. Raanan Eylon
    December 15, 2011 | 11:58 pm

    Great that you put up this site.
    I am happy that the powers that be at the radio agreed to release the recordings.This is not self-understood,as in many cases they have treasures that for some strange reason they will not release or destroy or store in remote dungeons.
    Great that you were able to wrest these documents from their hands.Even greater that they are available to the wide public.Your father’s music is testament to his gifts as a composer and no less to the pioneering spirit that was once here.
    BTW,I enjoyed the Fun Facts immensely.

  4. Christie Brannon
    April 2, 2014 | 3:30 pm

    I have really enjoyed this piece and I would love to learn it. Where can I obtain the sheet music?

    • Orie
      April 2, 2014 | 3:44 pm

      Hi Christie,

      Glad to hear you enjoyed the piece.
      Feel free to email us at for more information.


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