℗ 2014 Naxos
Released July 1, 2014
Duration 1h 09m 25s
Catalogue No. 8.573240
Genre Classical (Chamber Music)
 

Joseph Achron: Music for Violin and Piano: Hebrew Melody - Suite No. 1 - Stempenyu Suite

Michael Ludwig, Alison d'Amato

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1.1
Hebrew Melody, Op. 33 (version for Violin and Piano)
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
5:49
2 Hebrew Pieces, Op. 35 (arr. for Violin and Piano)  
1.2
No. 1. Hebrew Dance
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
7:02
1.3
No. 2. Hebrew Lullaby
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:02
1.4
Prelude, Op. 13
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:45
1.5
Les Sylphides, Op. 18
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:54
2 Stimmungen, Op. 32  
1.6
No. 1 in D Minor
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
2:31
1.7
No. 2 in B Minor
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
4:05
2 Stimmungen, Op. 36  
1.8
No. 1 in G Minor
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:58
1.9
No. 2 in B Major
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
1:56
1.10
Dance Improvisation, Op. 37
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:24
Suite No. 1 en style ancien, Op. 21  
1.11
I. Prelude
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
2:36
1.12
II. Gavotte
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
4:11
1.13
III. Sicilienne
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:45
1.14
IV. Fughetta
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
1:26
1.15
V. Gigue
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:03
1.16
La Romanesca
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:51
Stempenyu Suite  
1.17
I. Stempenyu Plays
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
1:56
1.18
II. Sher (Dance)
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
1:35
1.19
III. Freylekhs (Dance)
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
3:17
1.20
Berceuse, Op. 20
Joseph Achron; Michael Ludwig; Alison d'Amato
4:19
Digital Booklet
Joseph Achron was a child prodigy as a violinist and despite great success as a composer, he considered himself a performer for most of his life. His most famous composition is the intense and dramatic Hebrew Melody, included on this 2014 release, but the riches in this programme range from the deeply passionate early Prelude, the spirit of dance in Les Sylphides, the various moods of the Stimmungen and the theatrical Stempenyu, speculated to be the inspiration for Marc Chagall’s famous painting of a fiddler on the roof. Violinist Michael Ludwig and pianist Alison d'Amato interpret this evocative music with great sensitivity and respect.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA, on 6th and 7th May, 2013 Produced and engineered by Tim Handley Booklet notes: Samuel Elliot Zerin Cover painting by Phillip Jones (iStockphoto) Publishers: G. Schirmer, Inc. (track 1); Carl Fischer, Inc. (tracks 2, 3); Julius Heinrich Zimmermann, Leipzig (tracks 4, 5, 20); Universal Edition, Vienna (tracks 6-9, 11-19); Society for Jewish Folk Music in St Petersburg (track 10)
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
Range of values
-6.47
-14.72 to -0.08
-28.79
-34.48 to -24.03
14
12 to 17
1
Hebrew Melody, Op. 33 (version for Violin and Piano)
-3.29-29.1314
2
No. 1. Hebrew Dance
-0.08-24.7315
3
No. 2. Hebrew Lullaby
-14.72-34.4812
4
Prelude, Op. 13
-1.99-28.9716
5
Les Sylphides, Op. 18
-6.47-28.1314
6
No. 1 in D Minor
-9.70-30.6013
7
No. 2 in B Minor
-4.08-27.2714
8
No. 1 in G Minor
-8.53-30.3814
9
No. 2 in B Major
-13.22-33.5212
10
Dance Improvisation, Op. 37
-1.89-26.0615
11
I. Prelude
-3.45-24.7813
12
II. Gavotte
-4.45-27.7814
13
III. Sicilienne
-7.58-31.5714
14
IV. Fughetta
-3.78-24.0313
15
V. Gigue
-3.06-28.1215
16
La Romanesca
-7.38-28.0413
17
I. Stempenyu Plays
-11.01-30.3612
18
II. Sher (Dance)
-11.46-30.0412
19
III. Freylekhs (Dance)
-0.19-25.2617
20
Berceuse, Op. 20
-13.11-32.4512

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