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The Violin Composition by Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926)
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67841
Recording details: February 1996
Jerusalem Music Centre, Israel
Produced by Eric Wen
Engineered by Yuval Karin & Vadim Beili
Release date: March 2012
Total duration: 6 minutes 20 seconds

'Shaham and Erez deliver outstandingly committed performances, revelling in the music's virtuosity, fantasy and heightened intensity of expression' (BBC Music Magazine)

Eli Zion
1912; a transcriptions of Leo Zeitlin's cello realization of a traditional Jewish melody

Eli Zion  [6'20]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
In 1912 Achron transcribed Eli Zion by Leo Zeitlin (1884–1930), originally written for cello. It is based on a traditional melody collected by Kiselgof, used for ‘Tishe b’Av’, a commemoration of the destruction of the ancient Jerusalem Temple. The searching mood is created by the violin’s cantorial fervour supported by modal piano harmony.

from notes by Malcolm Miller © 2012

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