Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Recording: Not yet available
Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society
The Concerto for Violin and Orchestra was composed for violinist Andreas Weissgerber – Lavry’s friend – who premiered it on June 20, 1939 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Palestine.
The movements of this composition are:
- Allegro Moderato (Marcia)
- Allegro Assai
In a 1939 interview with the Hebrew Davar newspaper Lavry discusses his compositions:
My Concerto for Violin and Orchestra is one of the latest works from December 1938. This is a pure concerto, yet even here there is much that I could not have written outside of Israel.
The concerto has three movements, but I deviated from the norm. The first movement is an Allegro with Cadenza; the second begins as a Cadenza but progresses to Allegro; and the third movement is a Vivace with a dance rhythm.