Tag Archive: Israeli Theme

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

Dan Hashomer (Dan the Guard), Opera, Op. 158 (1941-2)

Excerpts from a historical recording of the Opera Dan Hashomer, conducted by Marc Lavry around 1950:
Paulo Gorin, Baritone
Abraham Wilkomirsky, Tenor
Shoshana Shoshan, Soprano
Ina Goldenstein, Soprano
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Dan Hashomer - Taking bows (1945)

Dan Hashomer – Taking bows (1945)

Solo: 3S, T, 2Bar, B

Choir: Mixed Choir

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

Lyrics: S. …

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, …

Symphony No. 2 (Independence Symphony), Op. 233 (1950)

For Voice, Choir and Orchestra

A 1951 recording:
Naomi Zuri (Mezzo Soprano)
Marc Lavry (Conductor)
Kol Zion Lagola Choir (The Broadcasting Service Choir)
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Solo: Baritone or Mezzo Soprano

Choir: Mixed Choir

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

Duration: 27:00 minutes

Lyrics: Avraham Broides, Avigdor Hame’iri

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Dedicated to his wife Helena Lavry, …

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…

Israeli Dances, Suite, Op. 204 (1946)

Shepherd Dance – Monotonous – Guards – Yemenite Dance – Hora – Debka

A recording from the late 1940s:
George Singer, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

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

Duration: 20 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Israeli Dances was one of Lavry’s most popular compositions. It was performed by Paul Paray, Geoge Singer in his first …

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 Orchestra, Op. 230 (1952)

Opening – Procession – Mountain Folk – The Amorous Shepherd – The Shepherdess – Polka – Peasant’s Dance – In the Valley – Debka – Hora Finale

Note: This version is for Orchestra. There is also a short version for piano solo that includes five of the ten dances – Israeli Country Dances, Suite for Piano, Op. 230p.

A rare recording…

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

Kacha Merakdim Beyisrael (That’s The Way We Dance In Israel), Song, Op. 243 No. 2 (1952)

Track 1: Variation for Voice and Orchestra performed by Shoshana Damari
Recorded in Belgium, August 11, 1964
Shoshana Damari, Voice
Moshe Vilenski, Conductor
The Belgian-Flemish Broadcasting Service Orchestra

Kacha Merakdim - Yaffa YarkoniTrack 2: Variation for Voice, Choir and Orchestra featuring by Yaffa Yarkoni
Recorded October 19, 1952
Yaffa Yarkoni, Voice
Hanan Vinternitz and his band

Kacha Merakdim - Hanna AharoniTrack 3: Variation for Coloratura Soprano sung by Hanna Aharoni…