Category: Newsletter

Newsletter: Discovery in the Radio archive – a lost recording of Marc Lavry

  Newsletter from March 23, 2017: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page.   While wandering through dozens of unidentified recordings that the National Library received from the Israeli Broadcasting Service, I stumbled upon a recording which style I immediately recognized. Although I had never heard the composition, Lavry oozed from…


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Newsletter: Purim – Lavry Style

  Newsletter from March 21, 2016: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page.   Efrat, Marc Lavry’s daughter, recalls: I remember one of the many parties at my parents house. It was Purim (the Jewish holiday where people dress up in costumes). As usual, Dad sat at the piano and described…


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Marc Lavry’s European Period

  Newsletter from September 8, 2015: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. At the beginning of his career, Marc Lavry did not write any works with Jewish themes. Suddenly, during his stay in Berlin between 1928-1933, the composer wrote five Jewish compositions: Jewish Folk Songs for String Quartet (Op. 14),…


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Newsletter: The Opera Dan Hashomer (Dan The Guard) at the Israeli National Library

  Newsletter from April 30, 2015: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page.   Additional information about the composition: Dan Hashomer (Dan the Guard), Opera, Op. 158. Best regards, The Marc Lavry Heritage Society www.marclavry.org P.S. Want to share future newsletters with friends? Refer them to the Society’s newsletter sign-up page.


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Happy New Jewish Year

  A New Year greeting from September 22, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. In Lavry’s desk drawer we found a personalized New Year greeting card of the composer and his wife from the late Fifties. (Interestingly, Helena Lavry signed as Ellen in English since her American friends called…


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Lavry, Emek Song, and Cafe Kassit

  Newsletter from September 3, 2014: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. The Emek Song (Shir Ha-Emek) is the first song that Marc Lavry wrote in Israel, a few months after he emigrated there. In a radio interview from the Sixties he described how the song came about. Like many…


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Newsletter: Musical Letter

  Newsletter from October 24, 2013: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. Music was central to the Lavry family and father Marc, who was a funny guy, even joked through sounds. (There are countless stories like the one we are about to share – feel free to ask for more.)…


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Newsletter: Shanah Tova

  Newsletter from September 1, 2013: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. We just found a few exciting recordings of Lavry’s popular song Kacha Merakdim Beyisrael, which literally translates to “That’s The Way We Dance In Israel”, and thought it would be a fun way to start the Jewish New…


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Newsletter: Love Story – Lavry Style

  Newsletter from July 25, 2013: To receive future newsletter please go to the newsletter sign-up page. In 1934, Marc Lavry and Helena Mazoh, as required by law, filed for a marriage license with the City of Riga. The license was good for a limited time. Lavry, who was working at the time in the…


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Newsletter: Our Squad Marches at Night

  May 8, 2013 Newsletter: (To receive future newsletters please go the the sign-up page) “On May 15, 1948 Prime Minister Ben-Gurion called us to his office. He urged us to rise up to the occasion and write a march song for the military of the new state [that had been declared the day before]….


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Newsletter: Lavry’s judges

  Translation of the Hebrew Newsletter from March 14, 2013: (To receive Hebrew newsletters please go the the sign-up page) Hello, Just in time for spring, we recorded five children’s song we grew up with and loved. In 1946, Marc Lavry, who just became a new father, composed melodies to the lyrics of his poet…


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Newsletter: ACUM awards Marc Lavry

  Translation of the Hebrew Newsletter from January 24, 2013: (To receive Hebrew newsletters please go the the sign-up page) Hello, While the Academy is in the midst of announcing the Oscars nominees in Hollywood, Marc Lavry is being honored with a special award from the ACUM, the Association of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers…


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Happy Birthday, Marc Lavry

  Translation of the Hebrew Newsletter published December 21, 2012: (To receive Hebrew newsletters please go the the sign-up page) Hello, We invite you to celebrate with us the 109th(!) birthday of Marc Lavry tomorrow, December 22. On his birthday his wife Helena used to prepare his favorite cheesecake. We enclose the original recipe, in…


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