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Tag: Symphonic Poem

Ahasver (The Wandering Jew), Symphonic Poem

מאוריצי גוטליב, "אחשוורוש" (היהודי הנודד), 1876

Recording: Not available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990036490840205171, 990036490670205171 Synopsis: Lavry composed the symphonic poem Ahasver, The Wandering Jew, while he was the conductor of the Berlin City Symphony Orchestra. At that time Lavry began to address Jewish topics in his composition. Lavry wrote…


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Kineret (Sea of Galilee), Symphonic Poem

A historical performance from 1952: George Singer, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990036495350205171, 990036495290205171, 990036495260205171 Synopsis: Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem Kineret is based on his song Kineret composed to the lyrics of Avigdor Hameiri in 1939….


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Emek, Symphonic Poem

A historical performance conducted by Marc Lavry: Lavry performed the Symphonic Poem Emek numerous times with different orchestras around the globe. This is one of the few remaining recordings. Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Year: Unknown Unfortunately, the first second of the recording is missing. Synopsis: Marc Lavry’s Symphonic Poem Emek…


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War and Peace, Symphonic Poem

Photo by Yuri Shkoda

Recording: Not yet available Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990036491060205171, 990036491110205171 Synopsis: Lavry was always involved in his surroundings and often “documented” his reactions to events through music. The same is true of this 1943 symphonic poem, which he composed as the news broke of…


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Al Mordot Hacarmel (On the Slopes of Mount Carmel), Symphonic Poem for Orchestra, Alto and Choir

Sergiu Comissiona, Conductor Ronenei Carmel Choir Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Lyrics: Shmuel Hupert Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990038268780205171 Synopsis: In 1963, Marc Lavry moved to Haifa. He was fascinated with the exquisite landscape of the city, the way Mount Carmel…


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Negev, Symphonic Poem

Live recording, Jerusalem, January 25, 1962: Marc Lavry, Conductor The Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990036491990205171, 990036491970205171 Synopsis: In 1953, Prime-Minister David Ben-Gurion resigned from his government position and settled in the Negev desert. Lavry, in his…


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Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem – I

Recording: A live recording of Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem for Chamber Orchestra, May 29, 2016 in Trieste, Italy: David Cassali, Conductor Trieste Orchestra Note: Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem for Chamber Orchestra is 13 minutes long. The version for Symphonic Orchestra is 16 minutes long. Publisher: The Marc Lavry Heritage Society Synopsis: Lavry was always in awe of…


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Jerusalem, Symphonic Poem – II

A historical performance circa 1953: Marc Lavry, Conductor Kol Israel Symphony Orchestra (The Broadcasting Service Orchestra) Manuscripts: Located at the National Library of Israel Music Department, the Marc Lavry Archive, System Number(s) 990036495720205171, 990036495730205171 Synopsis: Lavry was always in awe of Jerusalem and was humbled by the uniqueness of the city and its history. Throughout the…


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