Fantastische Suite (Fantastic Suite) for Orchestra, Op. 9

Allegro moderato (Vorspiel) – Allegretto (Scherzo) – Andante – Allegro – Tempo di Marcia (Groteske)

Fantastische Suite - 1Recording: Not yet available

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,2,2–4,3,3,0-timp+2-str

Duration: 15:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Fantastische Suite consists of five movements:

  • Allegro moderato (Vorspiel)
  • Allegretto (Scherzo)
  • Andante
  • Allegro
  • Tempo di Marcia (Groteske)

Fantastische Suite - 2The Fantastische Suite was composed in 1930 in Lavry’s European style for which he was known prior to immigrating to Israel. Though this is a very early composition, Lavry’s quintessential writing technique and orchestration are evident.

The composition was originally published by the famous music publisher Reis & Erler g.m.b.h, Berlin. A copy of the score still exists in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library in Berlin).

Performances:

  • Premier: Riga Symphony Orchestra, 1930
  • The Berlin Symphony Orchestra, November 2, 1930 and December 3, 1931
  • Riga, on August 19, 1931
  • Copenhagen – 1932/3 season
  • The Paris Radio Orchestra, 1932

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