Category Archives: Concerti

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

Synopsis:
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 …

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1, Op. 201 (1946)

Allegro – Andante – Allegretto Grazioso

A mono 1966 recording:
Pnina Salzman, Piano
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

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Solo: Piano

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-3,3,3,1-timp+3-hp-str

Duration: 24 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
This concerto is dedicated to pianist Pnina Salzman who describes it as follows:
“The piece, considered to be …

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2, Op. 210 (1947)

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 performed at the gala concert of the 14th Israeli Music Celebration in the Jerusalem Theater.
Revital Hachamoff, piano
Guy Feder, conductor
The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (IBA)

Solo: Piano

Orchestration: pic,2,2,eh,2,bcl,2,cbn-3,3,3,1-timp+3-hp,cel-str

Duration: 24 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

  • Allegro
  • Andantino (Rhythm Oriental)
  • Andantino (Pastorale)

Marc Lavry’s second concerto for piano was composed a …

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Op. 247 (1953)


Recorded in December 1963
Abraham Borenstein, Viola
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Viola

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,2,2-2,2,2,1-timp+3-str

Duration: 23 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Concerto for Viola and Orchestra demonstrates Marc Lavry’s unique understanding of the characteristics of the Viola and features musical themes that were synonymous with his work:

  • Allegro: features the deep yet strong sound of the viola
  • Andante:

Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, Op. 334 (1963)

Recorded at the Henry Crown Auditorium, Jerusalem, 1985
Efrat Lavry-Zaklad, Harp
David Robertson, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Harp

Orchestration: 2/pic,2,eh,2,bcl,2-2,2,1,0-timp+3-pn-str

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
When Lavry composed the concerto in 1963, he had two goals in mind: to explore various unconventional harp textures and to compose a work he would perform together with his …

Israeliana, Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 258a (1955)

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

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

A live recording from a concert at the YMCA music hall in…

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 78 (1938)

Recording: Not yet available

Solo: Violin

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-4,2,2,1-timp+3-str

Duration: 20:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was composed for violinist Andreas Weissgerber – Lavry’s friend – who premiered it on June 20, 1939 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Palestine.

The movements of this composition are:

  • Allegro Moderato (Marcia)
  • Andante
  • Allegro Assai
Davar Newspaper - Marc Lavry Discusses His Work

Davar Newspaper – Marc Lavry Discusses His Work

In a…

Israeli Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra, Op. 317 (1963)

Yehuda Oppenheimer, Accordion
Sergio Commisiona, Conductor
N.D.R. Radio Symphony Orchestra of Hamburg

Solo: Accordion

Orchestration: 1,1,2,1-2,3,1,0-timp+1-hp-str

Duration: 10:18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
In 1963 the renowned accordion player, Yehuda Oppenheimer, asked Lavry to compose a piece for accordion and orchestra. Because significant compositions for accordion are scarce Lavry was compelled to rise up to the challenge. The Rhapsody for Accordion and Orchestra …

Suite for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 85 (1939)

Introduction (Allegro Maestoso) – Allegro Moderato – Adagio – Allegro (Rikud-Dance)


A recording from the premiere in Jerusalem on February 19, 1939:

Suite for Violin and Orchestra manuscript, in Lavry's handwriting

Suite for Violin and Orchestra manuscript, in Lavry’s handwriting

Sasha Parnes, violin
Marc Lavry, conductor
Palestine Broadcasting Service Orchestra

Orchestration: 2,2,2,2-4,2,3,0-hp-perc-str

Duration: 20:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Suite for Violin and Orchestra was premiered on February 19, 1939 in Jerusalem.
The composition includes four …

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

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

Live recording of the annual concert of…