Suite for Cello and Piano

Opus: 51 Year: 1938 
Ensemble
Cello and Piano
DURATION
7:00 min
Sheet Music
Suite for Cello and Piano : Full Set$10.00

Andante – Adagio – Allegro

Recordings: Not yet Available

Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society

Synopsis:
Suite for Cello and Piano, Opus 51, includes three movements:

  • Andante
  • Adagio – Lullaby
  • Allegro

Lavry wrote the composition in 1938, three years after immigrating to Israel. The piece is characterized by two elements:
1. A nod to his European Period, which Lavry abandoned three years earlier (and one year after he wrote the iconic Symphonic Poem Emek).
2. Eastern European Jewish music to which the composer was exposed as a child.

Lavry wrote the Suite for Cello and Piano for his friend, Cellist Joseph Weisgerber, who performed the work immediately after its completion in 1938 at Beit Leviyim (the Levites House) in Tel Aviv. The Levites House was one of the first music schools established in Israel. In the absence of appropriate performance venues at that time, chamber concerts were held at performance halls of music schools. Lavry therefore noted in his opus book: “concert for students (Schulkonzert)”.

Performances:

The 18th Israeli Music Festival
20 September, 2015 at 6:00pm
Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem
Racheli Galay, cello
Ofra Yitzhaki, piano

2014 Jewish Music Now festival
March 10, 2014 at the Felicia Blumental Music Center, Bialik St. 26, Tel Aviv.
Racheli Galay, cello
Daniel Galay, piano