JOSEPH ACHRON (1886-1943): Hebrew Melody, Op 33, Hebrew Dance and Hebrew Lullaby, Op. 35, Prelude, Op. 13, Les Sylphides, Op. 18, 2 Stimmungen, Op. 32, 2 Stimmungen, Op. 36, Dance Improvisation on a Hebrew Folk Tune, Op. 37, Suite No. 1 "en style ancien", Op. 21, La Romanesca, Stempenyu Suite, Berceuse No. 2, Op. 20.
Catalogue Number: 08Q051
Description: Far more than a "Hebrew composer", Achron inhabits a harmonically sophisticated world and can be seen as a true 20th century "original" with Bartók and Enescu as obvious reference points. Most of what's here was on the two-disc Hyperion set of March 2012 (03N065) but at budget-price, anyone remotely interested can find out for himself. Michael Ludwig (violin), Alison d'Amato (piano).