Category Archives: Chamber Music

Woodwind Quintet, Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (1957)

Overture – Waltz – Children’s Song – March – Meriva (Quarrel) – Hora

Recorded by the Woodwind Quintet of the Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) in 1957.

Instruments: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn

Duration: 10 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry’s Woodwind Quintet consists of 6 short movements that demonstrate the composer’s masterful orchestration ability for each individual instrument …

Israeliana, Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 258b (1955)

Prelude – Flocks – Feast Dance – Hamsin (Heatwave) – Ancient Oriental Dance – Druze Dance

Note: This version (Op. 258b) is for Violin and Piano. Israeliana, Op. 258 is written for Symphonic Orchestra, Op. 258a is for Violin and Orchestra, and Op. 258c for Piano Solo.

Recording: Not yet available. A recording is available in the Violin and Orchestra version (Op. 258a).

Instruments: Violin, …

Three Jewish Dances for Violin and Piano, Op. 192 (1945)

Sher – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Hora
Note: This version is for Violin and Piano. There are also versions for Piano Solo (Op. 190) and Violin and Orchestra (Op. 192a).


Jacques Israelievitch


Mischa Elman

Listen to or buy on iTunes.

Solo: Violin

Accompaniment: Piano

Duration: 9 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
A decade after immigrating to Israel Lavry wrote a compilation of Jewish dances. 

  • Sher

Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp, Op. 348 (1966)

Shepherds – Prayer – Dance

Recording: Listen to or buy on Amazon or iTunes.

Instruments: Flute, Viola, Harp

Duration: 12 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The three-movement Suite Concertante is a perfect example of Lavry’s ability to convey the different facets of Israeli music.

Concertino for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 83 (1939)

Impressions – Song of Songs – Caravan – Dance

Instruments: Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello

Duration: 22 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
The Concertino for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello was written for Lavry’s friends: the Weissgeber brothers who played violin and cello and harpist Klari Sarvas. This virtuosic composition was first performed in 1939.

The quartet includes four movements:

  • Andante – Impression
  • Adagio

Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 236 (1950)

Efrat – Dani – Ima (Mama) – Varda

From Hebrew Melodies, Jewish Music for Violin and Piano (available for purchase on Amazon)
Miriam Kramer, Violin
Simon Over, Piano

Instruments: Violin, Piano

Duration: 9:55 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Shortly after the birth of his youngest daughter, Marc Lavry wrote, four short pieces that capture the personality and character …

Concerto for Two Flutes, Cello and Piano, Op. 262 (1956)

Allegro Moderato – Andante (pastorale) – Vivo (Dance)

Concerto for Two Flutes, Cello and Piano, Op. 262

Concerto for Two Flutes, Cello and Piano, Op. 262

Recordings: Not yet Available

Duration: 14:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Concerto for Two Flutes, Cello and Piano consists of three movements:
Allegro Moderato
Andante (Pastorale)
Vivo (Dance) – the theme is based on Hora Op. 243.1

The concerto was composed for the duo flutists Hanoch and Sharona Tel-Oren, …

Jewish Suite for String Orchestra or String Quartet, Op. 17 (1929)

Allegro — Andante — Vivace (Chassidischer Tanz)

Jewish Suite 1A recording from October 11, 2015 at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv:
The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble
Barak Tal, conductor

Variations: This composition is written for both String Orchestra and String Quartet.
On the score Lavry wrote ‘Oder Bass’ (without contrabass) for the quartet.

Duration: 12:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society