Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943

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Dates:
Birth 1886-05-13
Death 1943-04-29
Americans

Biographical notes:

Written for the Society for Hebrew Music of St. Petersburg. Originally composed for violin and piano, 1912; orchestrated 1913. First performance by the Kharkov Symphony Orchestra, Kharkov, Russia, 1913, L. Zeitlin conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Hebrew lullaby for small orchestra, op. 35, no. 2 / Joseph Achron. [1935] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532630

Written for the Society for Hebrew Music of St. Petersburg. Originally composed for violin and piano, 1912; orchestrated 1913. First performance Kharkov, Russia, 1913, Kharkov Symphony Orchestra, L. Zeitlin conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Hebrew dance, op. 35, no. 1 / Joseph Achron. [1913] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532407

Originally composed for violin and piano, 1910; arranged 1938. First performance at a private concert, 1938 or 1939, Alfred Newman conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Improvisation on Tambourin / Rameau ; arr. by Joseph Achron. c1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532858

Commissioned by the Palestine Theatre, 1923. Originally composed for small orchestra, 1924; these excerpts reorchestrated for large orchestra, 1931. First performance Los Angeles, 16 May 1939, Los Angeles Federal Symphony Orchestra of the Works Progress Administration, Gastone Usigli conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Two tableaux from the theatre music to Belshazzar, op. 58 / Joseph Achron. [1931] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42531539

Commissioned by Jascha Heifetz, 1931 or 1932. Composed 1936-37; orchestrated 1937. First performance Los Angeles, 31 March 1939, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Otto Klemperer conductor, the composer as soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Third concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 72 / Joseph Achron. [1937] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532003

Written for the Society for Hebrew Music of St. Petersburg. Originally composed for violin and piano, 1913; orchestrated 1916. First performance Petrograd, probably 1916, Pavlovsk Summer Symphony Orchestra, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Dance improvisation, op. 37 / Joseph Achron. [1916] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532170

Commissioned by a private group of actors in New York, 1931. Originally composed for trumpet, French horn, cello and piano, 1931; reorchestrated from the incidental music to "Golem" by Leivick, 1932. First performance of original version Civic Repertory Theatre, New York, November 1931. First performance of this version Venice, 8 September 1932, at the Second International Music Festival, Fritz Reiner conductor. Dedicated to Fritz Reiner.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Suite from the theatre music to "Golem" : for chamber orchestra / Joseph Achron. [1932] (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532279

Composed 1923. Transcribed 1942.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Children's suite, op. 57 : (1923) / Joseph Achron ; transcribed for large orchestra by David Tamkin. 1942. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42531654

Written at the request of Alfred Newman. Composed and orchestrated 1939. First performance Los Angeles, broadcast over the Columbia Broadcasting System, 28 May 1939, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Alfred Newman conductor.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Improvisation on Jeanie with the light brown hair / Stephen Foster ; arr. by Joseph Achron. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42532733

Composed 1932-33; orchestrated 1934. First performance Los Angeles, 19 December 1936, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Otto Klemperer conductor, the composer as soloist.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Second concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 68 / Joseph Achron. 1934. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 42531803

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Subjects:

  • Synagogue music--Sabbath services
  • Orchestral music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts)--Parts
  • String orchestra music, Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Lullabies--Scores and parts
  • Jews--Music
  • Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
  • Suites (Orchestra), Arranged--Scores and parts
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Suites (Chamber orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Concertos (Violin)--Scores and parts
  • Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts) with organ
  • Dramatic music
  • Jewish hymns
  • Synagogue music
  • Double bass music, Arranged
  • Concertos (Violins (3) with string orchestra)--Cadenzas

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  • Composers
  • Arrangers

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  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)