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JOSEPH ACHRON  

(1886 - 1943)

Lithuanian by birth, the violinist and composer Joseph Achron studied with Auer and Liadov at the St Petersburg Conservatory and began his career in Russia before emigrating to the United States in 1925. Two years later he gave the premiere of his Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 1934 he moved to Hollywood, where he continued his career as a violinist and wrote music for films.

Orchestral Music

Achron’s orchestral works include three violin concertos, the third written in 1939 for Jascha Heifetz. The first includes a movement of improvisations on Jewish Yemeni themes. His Golem Suite, performed at the ISCM Festival in Venice in 1932, reflects the rise and fall of the monster by a retrograde version of the first part in the concluding section.

Sacred Music

Achron’s sacred music includes a setting of the Evening Service of the Sabbath.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ACHRON, J.: Children's Suite / PROKOFIEV, S.: Overture on Hebrew Themes / CHAJES, J.: Palestinian Suite / STILLMAN, M.: Fantasy on a Chassidic Theme SWR Classic
CD93.209
Chamber Music
ACHRON, J.: Violin and Piano Music - Hebrew Melody / Suite No. 1 en style ancien / Stempenyu Suite (M. Ludwig, D'Amato) Naxos
8.573240
Chamber Music
ACHRON: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Golem / 2 Tableaux from Belshazzar Naxos
8.559408
Orchestral, Concerto
Cello and Piano Recital: Smith, Brinton Averil / Chen, Evelyn (Exiles in Paradise - Émigré Composers in Hollywood) Naxos
8.579055
Chamber Music
FAVORITE VIOLIN ENCORES Artek
AR-0007-2
Chamber Music
GERINGAS, David / NEMTSOV, Jascha: Eli Zion - From St. Petersburg to Jerusalem SWR Classic
CD93.122
Chamber Music
INTRODUCING THE WORLD OF AMERICAN JEWISH MUSIC Naxos
8.559406
Orchestral
MY PLAYLIST FOR SEWING AND KNITTING Naxos
8.578346
Chamber Music
RACHMANINOV, S.: Vocalise / SAINT-SAENS, C.: Le cygne / FALLA, M.: El amor brujo / ACHRON, J.: Hebrew Melody (The Art of the Theremin) Delos
DE1014
Chamber Music
RICCI, Ruggiero: Legacy of Cremona (The) - Ruggiero Ricci plays 18 Contemporary Violins Dynamic
CDS373
Chamber Music
SCHNEIDERMAN, Helene / NEMTSOV, Jascha: On Wings of Jewish Songs SWR Classic
CD93.041
Vocal
TURBAN, Ingolf / NEMTSOV, Jascha: Hebrew Melodies SWR Classic
CD93.028
Chamber Music
Violin and Piano Music - PERLMAN, G. / HUBAY, J. / ACHRON, J. / BRAHMS, J. / BLOCH, E. / RAVEL, M. (Von ungarischer und judischer Seele) (Duo Edan) Gramola Records
Gramola98955
Chamber Music




 
 
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