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