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Jelly d' Arányi

Jelly d'Aranyi, fully Jelly Aranyi de Hunyadvár (Hungarian: Hunyadvári Aranyi Jelly (30 May 1893 – 30 March 1966) was a Hungarian violinist who made her home in London.

She was born in Budapest, the great-niece of Joseph Joachim, and sister of the violinist Adila Fachiri. She began her studies as a pianist, but switched to violin at the Music Academy in Budapest when Jenő Hubay accepted her as a student. After concert tours of Europe and America as a soloist and chamber musician she settled in London. She formed a notable chamber trio with the Spanish cellist Pablo Casals and the Australian pianist Frederick Septimus Kelly, with whom she was in love, even referring to him as her "fiancé". On memorable occasions, she and Béla Bartók gave sonata recitals together in London and Paris. His two sonatas for violin and piano were dedicated to her, Jelly and Bartók presented them in London in March 1922 (No. 1) and May 1923 (No. 2).

She was an excellent interpreter of Classical, Romantic and modern music. After d'Aranyi had, at his request, played "gypsy" violin music to him one evening, Maurice Ravel dedicated his popular violin-and-piano composition Tzigane to her. Ralph Vaughan Williams dedicated his Concerto Accademico to her. Gustav Holst's Double Concerto for Two Violins was written for Jelly and Adila. The D'Aranyi String Quartet is named after her.

She played a curious role in the emergence and 1937 world premiere of Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto. On the basis of messages she received at a 1933 séance, allegedly from Schumann himself, about this concerto of which she had never previously heard, she claimed the right to perform it publicly for the first time. That was not to be, but she did perform it at the London premiere.

From her 20s, Jelly d'Aranyi was a lifelong friend of Georgie Hyde-Lees, the wife of W. B. Yeats.

She died in Florence in 1966 aged 72.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 30th, 1895 (Budapest), Died March 30th, 1966 (Florence)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1297 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin

Notes: Listed in Brooks/Rust as Yelly d'Aranyi.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W145610 10-in. 2/6/1928 Melodie Jelly d' Arányi ; Coenraad Valentyn Bos Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145614 10-in. 2/6/1928 Jota Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145619 10-in. 2/7/1928 Bagatelle in D Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145620 10-in. 2/7/1928 Hungarian dance no. 8 Jelly d' Arányi ; Coenraad Valentyn Bos Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145621 10-in. 2/7/1928 Poème hongrois Jelly d' Arányi ; Coenraad Valentyn Bos Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W145629 10-in. 2/9/1928 Rondino Jelly d' Arányi ; Coenraad Valentyn Bos Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W147931 10-in. 2/6/1929 Scherzo Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W147932 10-in. 2/6/1929 Tango Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W147938 10-in. 2/6/1929 Granadina Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W147939 10-in. 2/6/1929 Bagatelle in D Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W148026 10-in. 3/5/1929 Passepied Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W148027 10-in. 3/6/1929 Intrada Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W148113 10-in. 3/20/1929 Hungarian dance no. 7 Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W148114 10-in. 3/20/1929 Grave Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W148115 10-in. 3/21/1929 Souvenir Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W148116 10-in. 3/21/1929 The tenpenny bit Jelly d' Arányi Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W151411 10-in. 3/10/1931 Arietta Jelly d' Arányi ; Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia W151412 10-in. 3/10/1931 Adagio Jelly d' Arányi ; Arthur Bergh Violin solo, with piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98414 12-in. 12/28/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98415 12-in. 12/28/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98416 12-in. 12/28/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98417 12-in. 12/29/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Instrumental trio instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98418 12-in. 12/29/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98419 12-in. 12/29/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Violin, cello, and piano instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia 98420 12-in. 12/30/1927 Trio, op. 99 Jelly d' Arányi ; Dame Myra Hess ; Felix Salmond Violin solo, with cello and piano instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 34 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Arányi, Jelly d'," accessed November 24, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109135.

Arányi, Jelly d'. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 24, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109135.

"Arányi, Jelly d'." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 24 November 2020.

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