SEARCH RESAULTS FOR Violin (6)

An Octet Movement - Homage to Mendelssohn
1999, 8'12"
Comissioned by Kesht Eilon Violin Mastercourse. 
The piece is directly influenced by the brilliant and best known work for this special ensemble: Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings. My Piece is largely based on the central, uplifting theme that opens Mendelsshon’s octet, which of course has undergone considerable melodic, harmonic and rhythmic transformations in passing through my personal prism. The texture of my piece is many times either antiphonal (a group against group) or responsorial (soli against group). The work has a sweeping, rhythmic character, and on a large scale constitutes a tribute to youth and to the “Joie de Vivre” that youth embodies.
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8'12""
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1999
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1999
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Suita Concertante (Encounters IV) for Classical Violin, Klezmer Violin and Chamber Orchestra
Doron Solomon 2007, 22'20"
This is another one in a chain of pieces I've already written in the past which tries to bridge between different musical cultures. In this case it's the ethnic. folk-like klezmer tradition alongside that of the concert hall with the virtuoso classical violin.
 
The piece is written in one long movement, which flows from one emotional mood to another trying to reflect different phases of our inner self.
I've used quite a few magnificent klezmer tunes and dances  and added  some original ones which I've invented.
 
 Each soloist is representing in a way his/her tradition of playing the violin, but as this is a real encounter and not a confrontation, they also influence each other respectively. I've let both my soloists emphasize their expressive and technical abilities in different phases of the piece.
 
Writing such a piece for me was a way to connect to the deepest and even primordial layers of my memories as an infant and a child. It deeply reflects my innermost beliefs as a Jew and as a human being.
 
The composition was commissioned by the J.M.I. in London and supported by the Arts Council of England
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22'20""
Composing Year:
2006
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2007
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''Entrapped Bird''
1998, 9'56"
This song cycle written in 1998 for Voice.Vln.Ob.(or Cl.)and Pno. is based on three poems by the late Israeli  Poet Ya’ir Hurwitz .I used only three of the 18 short poems, all relating to death.This was his last book and he wrote these songs on his death bed.The entrapped bird is a metaphor of his soul being imprisoned in his sick body, waiting, in a sense, to be freed. I’ve tried to portray this dark and very painful atmosphere in my music using a chromatic and expressive musical language.
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9'56""
Composing Year:
1998
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1998
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''Violin Concerto'' I. Moderato un poco misterioso - allegro moderato
Yaron Gottfried 2004, 10'45"
The Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Israel Symphony-Rishon Lezion Orchestra  for the Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham, and dedicated to my late father Daniel who was a very gifted Violinist himself. My father who was self taught, played also other instruments, and felt at home in many different styles. For me he was  the personification of the Klezmer – this  real and natural musician who has only his two ears to rely on whose intuition, sensitivity and inborn talent which enable him to play wonderfully not only Jewish Folk music but every other style he chose, be it Classical Jazz or Popular Music.
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10'45""
Composing Year:
2004
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2004
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''Violin Concerto'' II. Largo - molto espressivo
Yaron Gottfried 2004, 9'59"
The Violin Concerto was commissioned by the Israel Symphony-Rishon Lezion Orchestra  for the Israeli Violinist Hagai Shaham, and dedicated to my late father Daniel who was a very gifted Violinist himself. My father who was self taught, played also other instruments, and felt at home in many different styles. For me he was  the personification of the Klezmer – this  real and natural musician who has only his two ears to rely on whose intuition, sensitivity and inborn talent which enable him to play wonderfully not only Jewish Folk music but every other style he chose, be it Classical Jazz or Popular Music.
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9'59""
Composing Year:
2004
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2004
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