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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: 3 minutes 43 seconds

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

Märchen, Op 46
1919; the Hebrew title is Agada

Märchen Op 46  [3'43]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Märchen (Hebrew: Agada), Op 46 (1919), exemplifies a Jewish style similar to that of Ernest Bloch, as found in the famous Nigun from Bloch’s suite Baal Shem of 1923. Achron’s original violin melody is similarly cantorial in style, its distinctive shape and decorative ornaments enriched with a weaving chromatic piano part on its repeat, leading to a passionate highpoint and rhapsodic cadenza.

from notes by Malcolm Miller © 2012

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