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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: 2 minutes 37 seconds

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

Canzonetta, Op 52 No 2
published in 1923 by Jibneh, Berlin; arrangement of a song

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Political and economic conditions forced the closure of the St Petersburg branch of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in 1922, though it survived until 1929 in Russia as a whole. The final St Petersburg concert featured Achron’s Lieder, Op 52, the second of which, a setting of the Hebrew poet Avraham Ben-Yitzhak, was later arranged for violin as the buoyantly lyrical Canzonetta, published in 1923 by Jibneh, the Jewish music publishing house in Berlin which Achron took over with Mikhail Gnesin.

from notes by Malcolm Miller © 2012

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