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Achron: Complete Suites for Violin & Piano / Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez

Album Summary

>Achron, Joseph : Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33
>Achron, Joseph : Hebrew Pieces (2) for orchestra, Op. 35
>Achron, Joseph : Eli Zion, for violin & piano
>Achron, Joseph : Prelude for violin & piano, Op. 13
>Achron, Joseph : Souvenir de Varsovie, Op. 14
>Achron, Joseph : Coquetterie for violin & piano, Op. 15
>Achron, Joseph : Serenade for violin & piano, Op. 17
>Achron, Joseph : Les Sylphides for violin & piano, Op. 18
>Achron, Joseph : Berceuse for violin & piano, Op. 20
>Achron, Joseph : Dance Improvisation for Violin and Piano, Op. 37
>Achron, Joseph : Scher, Op. 42
>Achron, Joseph : Marchen for violin & piano, Op. 46
>Achron, Joseph : Liebeswidmung for violin & piano, Op. 51
>Achron, Joseph : Canzonetta for violin & piano, Op. 52/2
>Achron, Joseph : Stimmungen (2) for violin & piano, Op. 32
>Achron, Joseph : Stimmungen (2), for violin & piano, Op. 36
>Achron, Joseph : Pastels (2), for violin & piano, Op. 44
>Achron, Joseph : Stempenyu, suite for violin & piano
>Achron, Joseph : Premiere Suite en Style Ancien, Op.21
>Achron, Joseph : Suite for violin & piano no 2, Op. 22
>Achron, Joseph : Suite for violin & piano no 3 ("Quatre Tableaux fantastiques"), Op. 23
>Achron, Joseph : Suite bizarre (Cycle des Rhythmes), for violin & piano, Op. 41
>Achron, Joseph : Children's Suite, for violin & piano (from Op. 57)
>Achron, Joseph : Pensee de L. Auer, for violin & piano
>Achron, Joseph : La Romanesca
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Admired by Schoenberg (who described him as, "one of the most underestimated of modern composers"), Joseph Achron was a boundary-defying violinist and composer of extraordinary gifts. He drew on his Jewish faith to profound effect, from the early influence of his cantor father to his enthusiastic championing of the Society for Jewish Folk Music (which did for Jewish music what Bartók did for Eastern European folk culture). It is hardly surprising that much of Achron's music is for violin - he was a consummate player himself and a prolific1 recitalist. However, what is striking is how varied and exploratory his output is, delighting in experimentation, as the wonderfully named Suite bizarre demonstrates, just as much as the direct emotionalism of his transcriptions of Hebraic melodies. Who better to present this music that two artists steeped in similar traditions to Achron: Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez.

"Shaham and Erez deliver outstandingly committed performances, revelling in the music's virtuosity, fantasy and heightened intensity of expression." -BBC Music Magazine

Gramophone Magazine
Arnon Erez's highly expressive, colourful playing brings out all their harmonic and textural subtleties. I'm sure this experienced team's sensitive collaboration would have delighted the composer. If you know Achron's music, you'll want to acquire this set; if he's new to you, I can assure you he's well worth investigating.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
Shaham and Erez always seem to come up with material for their recordings that is challenging to my imagination. This recording is particularly ear-opening, and the playing is simply superb.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (1996-02-26_1996-02-28&2009-).



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>Achron, Joseph : Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Achron, Joseph : Hebrew Pieces (2) for orchestra, Op. 35
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Eli Zion, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912

>Achron, Joseph : Prelude for violin & piano, Op. 13
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Souvenir de Varsovie, Op. 14
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Coquetterie for violin & piano, Op. 15
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Serenade for violin & piano, Op. 17
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Les Sylphides for violin & piano, Op. 18
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Berceuse for violin & piano, Op. 20
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Dance Improvisation for Violin and Piano, Op. 37
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Scher, Op. 42
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Marchen for violin & piano, Op. 46
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: March

>Achron, Joseph : Liebeswidmung for violin & piano, Op. 51
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Canzonetta for violin & piano, Op. 52/2
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Stimmungen (2) for violin & piano, Op. 32
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Stimmungen (2), for violin & piano, Op. 36
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Pastels (2), for violin & piano, Op. 44
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (02/26/1996-02/28/1996)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Stempenyu, suite for violin & piano
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Première Suite en Style Ancien, Op.21
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906

>Achron, Joseph : Suite for violin & piano no 2, Op. 22
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Suite for violin & piano no 3 ("Quatre Tableaux fantastiques"), Op. 23
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Suite bizarre (Cycle des Rhythmes), for violin & piano, Op. 41
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Children's Suite, for violin & piano (from Op. 57)
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : Pensée de L. Auer, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Achron, Joseph : La Romanesca
  • Performers: Arnon Erez (Piano); Hagai Shaham (Violin)
  • Notes: Jerusalem Music Center, Israel (03/08/2009-03/10/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern