Category Archives: Solo Instrument

Three Jewish Dances for Piano, Op. 190 (1945)

Sher – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Hora

Note: This version is for Piano Solo. There are also versions for Violin and Piano (Opus 192) and Violin and Orchestra (Op. 192a).

Solo: Piano

Duration: 9 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recordings: Not yet available

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

  • Sher (Scissors Dance): A Hassidic-Jewish style dance inspired by music

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, …

Israeliana, Suite for Piano Solo, Op. 258c (1955)

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

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

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

Solo: Piano…

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

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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

Israeli Country Dances, Suite for Piano, Op. 230p (1952)

Procession – Mountain Folk – The Amorous Shepherd – The Shepherdess – Polka

Note: This version is for Piano Solo that includes five of the ten dances in the orchestral version – Israeli Country Dances for Orchestra, Op. 230.

Pianist Alan Sternfeld for Psanterin: Anthology of Israeli Music for Piano

Solo: Piano

Duration: 7 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

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 …

Variations for Piano, Op. 350 (1963)

Recording: Not yet Available

Solo: Piano

Duration: 10 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
‘Variations for Piano’ Op. 350 was one of the compositions left on Lavry’s piano when he passed away.

The composition consists of ten movements: Theme, eight variations and Finale:

  • Andante Maestoso
  • Andantino
  • Vivace
  • Andante
  • Allegro vivace
  • Allegro (Scherzo)
  • Andantino
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Finale (Vivo)

Three Pieces for Harp, Op. 282 (1959)

David’s Psalm – Yemenite Wedding Dance – Debka

Solo: Harp

Duration: 9 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recordings: Not yet available

Synopsis:
These three short solos for Harp were composed in 1959 during the first Israeli Harp Competition.

  • David’s Psalm displays the long sustained sound of the harp
  • Yemenite Wedding Dance is lyrical and intimate (as is the Yemenite bride’s slow delicate dance)
  • Debka (Arabic dance) displays the

Varda’s Dreams for Piano, Op. 274 (1959)

Sleep Well – Teddy, the Bear Cub – The Pony – The Dwarfs – The Sick Doll – The Kid – The Monkey – The Swing – At Dawn

Solo: Piano

Duration: 15 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
The nine short miniatures were written for Varda, Lavry’s youngest daughter who had just began playing the piano:

  • Sleep Well – Lullaby
  • Teddy, the Bear

Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 51 (1938)

Andante – Adagio – Allegro

Recordings: Not yet Available

Solo: Cello

Accompaniment: Piano

Duration: 7 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Suite for Cello and Piano, Opus 51, includes three movements:

  • Andante
  • Adagio – Lullaby
  • Allegro

Lavry wrote the composition in 1938, three years after immigrating to Israel. The piece is characterized by two elements:
1. A nod to his European Period, which Lavry abandoned three years earlier …