Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943

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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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creatorOf Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. [Synagogue music collection, Sabbath and festivals : Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, N.Y. : tissue mastersheets, 1933-1976 / collected, copied, or arranged by Cantor David J. Putterman]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Hebrew melody, op. 33 / Joseph Achron. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Improvisation on Tambourin / Rameau ; arr. by Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Adon olam / Joseph Achron. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Two tableaux from the theatre music to Belshazzar, op. 58 / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Miklos Rozsa Papers, 1918-1996 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Third concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 72 / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Fromm, Herbert. [Synagogue music collection, miscellaneous] : Liturgical material for performance / [Music by Herbert Fromm]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Hebrew lullaby for small orchestra, op. 35, no. 2 / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Improvisation on Jeanie with the light brown hair / Stephen Foster ; arr. by Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Jascha Heifetz Collection, 1802-1987, (bulk 1911-1974) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Children's suite, op. 57 : (1923) / Joseph Achron ; transcribed for large orchestra by David Tamkin. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907. Konzert Bearbeitungen für Violine und Klavier / Joseph Achron. Library of Congress
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Mi chomocho / by J. Achron. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. [Synagogue music collection, Sabbath (A-Ma) : Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, N.Y. : manuscripts, black-line prints, published items, 1933-1976 / collected, copied, or arranged by Cantor David J. Putterman]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. [Synagogue music collection, Sabbath (Mi-V) : Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, N.Y. : manuscripts, black-line prints, published items, 1933-1976 / collected, copied, or arranged by Cantor David J. Putterman]. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Cadence pour la 3ième partie du Concerto à trois violons d'Antonio Vivaldi / Joseph Achron Library of Congress
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Suite from the theatre music to "Golem" : for chamber orchestra / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Yasser, Joseph. Papers, 1895-1979. Jewish Theological Seminary of America
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Hebrew dance, op. 35, no. 1 / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Louis Krasner correspondence and other papers, 1920-1976. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Dance improvisation, op. 37 / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
creatorOf Achron, Joseph, 1886-1943. Second concerto for violin and orchestra, op. 68 / Joseph Achron. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn The Isidor Achron Papers, 1922-1989 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. Valses sentimentales : from op. 50, no. 5 / transcribed by Joseph Achron. Library of Congress
creatorOf Powell, Edward B. Collection of motion picture music, 1935-1977. University of California, Los Angeles
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associatedWith Achron, Isidor, 1892-1948 person
associatedWith Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. person
associatedWith Fromm, Herbert. person
associatedWith Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907. person
associatedWith Heifetz, Jascha, 1901-1987 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
correspondedWith Krasner, Louis, 1903-1995 person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
associatedWith Park Avenue Synagogue (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Park Avenue Synagogue (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, Edward B. person
associatedWith Putterman, David J., 1900-1979. person
associatedWith Rameau, Jean Philippe, 1683-1764. person
associatedWith Rózsa, Miklós, 1907-1995 person
associatedWith Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith Tamkin, David. person
associatedWith Vivaldi, Antonio, 1678-1741. person
associatedWith Yasser, Joseph. person
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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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Birth 1886-05-13

Death 1943-04-29

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