Tag Archive: Viola

Suite Concertante for Flute, Viola and Harp, Op. 348 (1966)

Shepherds – Prayer – Dance

Recording: Listen to or buy on Amazon or iTunes.

Instruments: Flute, Viola, Harp

Duration: 12 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
The three-movement Suite Concertante is a perfect example of Lavry’s ability to convey the different facets of Israeli music.

Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello, Op. 83 (1939)

Impressions – Song of Songs – Dance

Instruments: Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello

Duration: 18 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Recording: Not yet available

Synopsis:
The Quartet for Harp, Violin, Viola and Cello was written for Lavry’s friends: the Weissgeber brothers who played violin and cello and harpist Klari Sarvas. This virtuosic composition was first performed in 1939.

The Quartet includes three movements:

  • Andante – Impression
  • Adagio – Song

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:

Jewish Suite for String Orchestra or String Quartet, Op. 17 (1929)

Allegro — Andante — Vivace (Chassidischer Tanz)

Jewish Suite 1A recording from October 11, 2015 at the Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv:
The Tel Aviv Soloists Ensemble
Barak Tal, conductor

Variations: This composition is written for both String Orchestra and String Quartet.
On the score Lavry wrote ‘Oder Bass’ (without contrabass) for the quartet.

Duration: 12:00 minutes

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society