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ACHRON: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Golem / 2 Tableaux from Belshazzar

    
      

 

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ACHRON: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Golem / 2 Tableaux from Belshazzar

“Dionysian imbalanced exaltation… from restless, mysterious meditation of strongly religious character to dizzying Dervish-like ecstasy” was how one newspaper critic described the 1927 premiere of Achron’s Violin Concerto no. 1. In fact, Achron filled his concerto with biblical cantillation melodies that have roots in Jewish antiquity. Mysterious legends of the past and biblical stories also inspired him to create exotic orchestral tone poems based on the Golem of Prague and Belshazzar’s Feast. All of these works are recorded here for the first time.

Achron, Joseph

  Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 60
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro Moderato 00:24:57
2.   Play with flash player II. Improvisations sur 2 themes yemeniques 00:10:34
  Golem
3.   Play with flash player I. Creation of the Golem 00:02:37
4.   Play with flash player II. The Golem's Rampage 00:01:19
5.   Play with flash player III. The Fatigued Wanderer (Lullaby) 00:03:11
6.   Play with flash player IV. Dance of the Phantom Spirits 00:02:29
7.   Play with flash player V. Petrifying of the Golem 00:02:55
  Belshazzar: 2 Tableaux
8.   Play with flash player No. 1. Allegro energico 00:10:47
9.   Play with flash player No. 2. Belshazzar's Feast 00:06:23

Total Playing Time: 01:05:12






Composer(s):
Achron, Joseph

Conductor(s):
Schwarz, Gerard; Silverstein, Joseph

Orchestra(s):
Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra; Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin); Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Artist(s):
Oliveira, Elmar

Label: Naxos

Series: Milken Archive of American Jewish Music

Genre: Concerto; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559408

Barcode: 0636943940822

Boxset: NMIL51

Release Date: 10/2004

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