Joseph Yulyevich Achron, also seen as Akhron (Russian: Иосиф Юльевич Ахрон, Hebrew: יוסף אחרון) (May 1, 1886 – April 29, 1943) was a Russian-born Jewish composer and violinist, who settled in the United States. His preoccupation with Jewish elements and his desire to develop a "Jewish" harmonic and contrapuntal idiom, underscored and informed much of his work. His friend, the composer Arnold Schoenberg, described Achron in his obituary as "one of the most underrated modern composers".
Birth and Death Data: Born May 1st, 1886 (Lazdijai), Died April 29th, 1943 (Hollywood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1929
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||C-16507||12-in.||9/17/1915||Hebräische melodie||Samuel Gardner||Violin solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-21268||12-in.||12/19/1917||Hebrew melody||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-22272||12-in.||5/8/1928||On wings of song||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||C-22272||12-in.||10/4/1918||On wings of song||André Benoist ; Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-27034||10-in.||10/19/1922||Hebrew lullaby||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-30931||12-in.||9/24/1924||Hebrew dance||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-30932||10-in.||9/24/1924||Tambourin||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||B-30936||10-in.||9/24/1924||Stimmung||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||CVE-34071||12-in.||12/29/1925||Scherzo impromptu||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||CVE-38949||12-in.||12/31/1926||Hebrew melody||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||PCVE-42093||12-in.||3/15/1928||La romanesca||Yehudi Menuhin||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||CVE-43960||12-in.||5/8/1928||Jota||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
|Victor||CVE-49879||12-in.||2/27/1929||Treren||Lea Golinkin||Female vocal solo, with instrumental quartet||composer|
|Columbia||98061||12-in.||2/2/1923||Hebrew melody||Toscha Seidel||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Columbia||98615||12-in.||1/30/1929||Hebrew melody||Toscha Seidel||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Brunswick||E28608||10-in.||11/3/1928||Dus Heilige Shneider’l||Maurice Schwartz||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Brunswick||E28609||10-in.||11/3/1928||Dus Kozak-Lied||Maurice Schwartz||Male vocal solo, with organ||composer|
|Edison||7862||10-in.||3/23/1921||On wings of song||Asta Doubravska ; Vasa Prihóda||Violin solo, with piano||arranger|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Achron, Joseph," accessed January 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103210.
Achron, Joseph. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103210.
"Achron, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 January 2021.
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