Varda’s Dreams

Opus: 274 Year: 1959 
Solo Piano
Symphonic Orchestra: 1/pic,1,eh,1,bcl,1-2,2,1,0-timp+2,cel,hp, accordion(pn)-str
16:30 min
Sheet Music
Varda’s Dreams$11.00

A historic recording from 1959:
Marc Lavry, Conductor
Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra)

Lullaby (Good Night) – The Teddy Bear – The Pony – The Dwarfs – The Sick Doll – The Baby Goat – The Monkey – The Swing – Good Morning

Note: As he often did, Lavry first wrote the composition for piano, and then adapted it for a symphonic orchestra, which he recorded.

Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990038499720205171, 990038499710205171

The nine short miniatures were written for Varda, Lavry’s youngest daughter.
The movements depicts Varda’s night. She falls asleep to a lullaby, dreams of her toys, and wakes up refreshed in the morning.

  • Sleep Well – Lullaby
  • Teddy, the Bear Cub – Allegretto
  • The Pony – Vivo
  • The Dwarfs – Marcia
  • The Sick Doll – Allegretto
  • The Kid – Allegro Moderato
  • The Monkey – Vivo (Gallop)
  • The Swing – Valse
  • At Dawn – Andante Moderato