Tag Archive: European Period

General Balodis Parade March, Op. 18 (~1933)

Recorded in January 2011 by the National Armed Forces Band of the Republic of Latvia.
Conductor – Lieutenant Commander Guntis Kumacevs
Sound Engineer – Vilnis Kundrats.

Orchestration: pic,2fl,1ob,3cl,1bn-1tsx,2asx,1bsx,1baritne-4hn,2tp,2cornet,2tbn,1bass-tbn, 2cTuba-3,3,1-euphonium,snare drum, bass drum, cymbals

Duration: 2 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Marc Lavry composed the march in 1933 in honor of Latvian General Janis Balodis. It was written about 2 years before Lavry immigrated …

Ahasver (The Wandering Jew), Symphonic Poem, Op. 23 (1931)

Recording: Not available

Orchestration: 2,2,3,2-4,3,3,1-tmp+3-hp-str

Duration: 20:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:

Ahasver score

Lavry crossed out the title “Symphony No. 1, Third Movement” and instead wrote Ahasver, The Wandering Jew

Lavry composed the symphonic poem Ahasver, The Wandering Jew, while he was the conductor of the Berlin City Symphony Orchestra. At that time Lavry began to address Jewish topics in his composition.

In 1931 Lavry attempted to write …

Andante for Orchestra – Tefilah (Prayer), Orchestral Movement, Op. 21 (1931)

Recording: Not available

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

Duration: 15:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
In 1931 Lavry attempted to write his first symphony, Symphony No. 1, Op. 21.
Upon completing the symphony, Lavry, who had already composed a large repertoire, felt that the composition did not meet his expectations of a first symphony. He decided to keep only the second movement, the Andante, and named the composition: Andante for …

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 10 (1931)

Note: This composition was written specifically for a Bechstein-Moor grand piano, which has two keyboards.

Solo: Bechstein-Moor piano

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

Duration: 22:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:

A 1931 placard for the premiere of the Concerto for Piano Op 10

A 1931 placard for the premiere of the Concerto for Piano Op 10

The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Opus 10, was the first composition ever written for a two-keyboard piano, the Bechstein-Moor grand piano, named …

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. …