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Joseph Achron

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103210

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