Tag Archive: Violin

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, …

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. 

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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

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 …

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…

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…

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