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ACHRON: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Golem / 2 Tableaux from Belshazzar

Composer(s):Achron, Joseph
Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.559408
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 9.99
 

 
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“Dionysian imbalanced exaltation… from restless, mysterious meditation of strongly religious character to dizzying Dervish-like ecstasy” was how one newspaper critic described the 1927 premiere of Achron’s Violin Concerto no. 1. In fact, Achron filled his concerto with biblical cantillation melodies that have roots in Jewish antiquity. Mysterious legends of the past and biblical stories also inspired him to create exotic orchestral tone poems based on the Golem of Prague and Belshazzar’s Feast. All of these works are recorded here for the first time.


   




Review By Michael Barnes,XL (the weekly magazine of the Austin American-Statesman),March 2005

"'Joseph Achron' revisits a minor American composer, whose unsettled Violin Concerto is unjustly neglected and whose thematic music for 'The Golem' and "Belshazzar' project a Technicolor flair."



Review By Michael Barnes,XL (the weekly magazine of the Austin American-Statesman),March 2005

"'Joseph Achron' revisits a minor American composer, whose unsettled Violin Concerto is unjustly neglected and whose thematic music for 'The Golem' and "Belshazzar' project a Technicolor flair."








 

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