Category Archives: Newsletter

Newsletter: Discovery in the Radio archive – a lost recording of Marc Lavry

 

Newsletter from March 23, 2017:

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While wandering through dozens of unidentified recordings that the National Library received from the Israeli Broadcasting Service, I stumbled upon a recording which style I immediately recognized. Although I had never heard the composition, Lavry oozed from it.
I identified the instruments – two flutes, cello and piano, and understood to …

Newsletter: Purim – Lavry Style

 

Newsletter from March 21, 2016:

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Efrat, Marc Lavry’s daughter, recalls:

Coaching young American singers at his home

I remember one of the many parties at my parents house. It was Purim (the Jewish holiday where people dress up in costumes). As usual, Dad sat at the piano and described in music the character of each guest’s costume as they walked in the door.

Marc Lavry’s European Period

 

Newsletter from September 8, 2015:

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The Jewish Minority Theater of Riga Five Orchestral Concerts Marc Lavry, Conductor March 1934

The Jewish Minority Theater of Riga
Five Orchestral Concerts Marc Lavry, Conductor
March 1934

At the beginning of his career, Marc Lavry did not write any works with Jewish themes. Suddenly, during his stay in Berlin between 1928-1933, the composer wrote five Jewish compositions: Jewish Folk Songs for String Quartet (Op. 14),…

Newsletter: The Opera Dan Hashomer (Dan The Guard) at the Israeli National Library

 

Newsletter from April 30, 2015:

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Dan hashomer - Eng

 

Additional information about the composition: Dan Hashomer (Dan the Guard), Opera, Op. 158.

Best regards,

The Marc Lavry Heritage Society
www.marclavry.org

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Newsletter: Oratorio Sacred Service to be performed at the Jewish Music Days Festival

 

Newsletter from February 10, 2015:

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The Oratorio Sacred Service (Avodat Hakodesh) by Marc Lavry will be performed in February 2015 at the Jewish Music Days Festival at the University of Haifa.

 

Sacred Service at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco 1955

Sacred Service at Temple Emanu-El
San Francisco 1955

60 years ago Marc Lavry was invited to write the Oratorio Sacred Service for Temple Emanu-El in…

Happy New Jewish Year

 

A New Year greeting from September 22, 2014:

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In Lavry’s desk drawer we found a personalized New Year greeting card of the composer and his wife from the late Fifties.
(Interestingly, Helena Lavry signed as Ellen in English since her American friends called her so.)

A personalized New Year greeting card of Lavry and his wife from the  late Fifties

A personalized New Year greeting card of Lavry and his wife from

Lavry, Emek Song, and Cafe Kassit

 

Newsletter from September 3, 2014:

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Conductor Marc Lavry, Singer Yosefa Shoken, Kol Israel String Orchestra, and Kol Zion Lagola Choir

Conductor Marc Lavry, Singer Yosefa Shoken, Kol Israel String Orchestra, and Kol Zion Lagola Choir

The Emek Song (Shir Ha-Emek) is the first song that Marc Lavry wrote in Israel, a few months after he emigrated there. In a radio interview from the Sixties he described how the song came about. Like…

Newsletter: Radio interview with Marc Lavry

 

Newsletter from March 26, 2014:

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Lavry was a talented storyteller. It was always a pleasure to listen to his personal stories.

Recently we found a radio interview from the Sixties in which Lavry describes how he wrote the song Hanita. This popular tune later became the famous aria in Lavry’s opera Dan Hashomer (Dan the Guard)

Newsletter: Lavry in Two Keyboards

 

Newsletter from december 22, 2013:

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Today, December 22, is Marc Lavry’s 110th birthday. Happy birthday!

Efrat, Lavry’s daughter, shares:
“In 1965 Dad and I visited Los Angeles and passed by a music store. From the street Dad recognized a two-keyboard piano, the Bechstein-Moor, and pulled me inside. He sat down and started playing his Piano Concerto, Opus

Newsletter: Musical Letter

 

Newsletter from October 24, 2013:

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Music was central to the Lavry family and father Marc, who was a funny guy, even joked through sounds. (There are countless stories like the one we are about to share – feel free to ask for more.)

Daughter Efrat shares with us a letter she received from her father shortly after …