Yuri Ahronovitch

Biography

Born: May 13, 1932; Leningrad, Russia   Died: October 31, 2002; Cologne, Germany  
Russian-born Israeli conductor Yuri Akhronovich, whose last name was often transliterated without the K, was known for the clarity and energy of his performances. He never developed a strong reputation in the United States, although he was well respected in Europe and Israel. Akhronovich received solid training from Kurt Sanderling and Natan Rakhlin at the Leningrad Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1954. Two years later, he was appointed Read more conductor of the Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra; he taught at that city's conservatory and conducted his first operas there, but almost immediately -- in 1957 -- he moved on to the Yaroslav Symphony Orchestra. He remained with that ensemble until 1964, when he was named chief conductor of the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra. During the next eight years, he steadily conducted in Moscow, including guest appearances with the Bolshoi Ballet. In 1972, however, Akhronovich turned dissident, emigrated to Israel, and became a naturalized citizen, never to return to the Soviet Union or its successor states. Even before arriving in Israel, Akhronovich had established a personal, lifelong ban on performances of Wagner, whom he considered to be a virulent anti-Semite. Akhronovich initially gave several concerts with the Israel Philharmonic, then toured Europe and the United States, appearing with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic and London's Royal Philharmonic. He became music director of the Gürzenich-Orchester in Cologne in 1975, remaining in that post conducting operas and symphonic concerts until 1986. He retained a home in Cologne, as well as in Jerusalem, until the end of his life, although he also doubled as chief conductor of the Stockholm Philharmonic from 1982 to 1987. After that, he worked as a touring guest conductor until his death from a pulmonary infection at age 70. Read less

Biography

Born: May 13, 1932; Leningrad, Russia   Died: October 31, 2002; Cologne, Germany  
Russian-born Israeli conductor Yuri Akhronovich, whose last name was often transliterated without the K, was known for the clarity and energy of his performances. He never developed a strong reputation in the United States, although he was well respected in Europe and Israel. Akhronovich received solid training from Kurt Sanderling and Natan Rakhlin at the Leningrad Conservatory, from which he graduated in 1954. Two years later, he was appointed Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro brioso
2. Andante assai
3. Allegro scherzando
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1 - 1. Vivace
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1 - 2. Andante
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1 - 3. Allegro vivace
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 - 1. Moderato
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenuto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40 - 1. Allegro vivace (Alla breve)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40 - 2. Largo
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40 - 3. Allegro vivace
I. Inferno
II. Purgatorio - Magnificat
1. Moderato
2. Adagio sostenuto
3. Allegro scherzando
1. Allegro vivace (Alla breve)
2. Largo
3. Allegro vivace
Act I, The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 1. Scene
Act I, The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 2. Valse
Act I, The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 4. Pas de trois
Act I, The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 8. Dance of the goblets: Tempo di polacca
Act I, The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 9. Finale: Andante: The Flight of Swans
Act II, By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the Swans: IV. Allegro moderato
Act II, By a Lake: No. 13. Dances of the swans: V. Andante - Allegro
Act III, In the Castle of Prince Siegfried: A Ball at the Castle: No. 22. Neapolitan Dance: Allegro moderato - Andantino
Act IV, By the Lake: No. 28. Scene: Allegro agitato
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Introduction, Variation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 7, 8, 9, 10
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 11, 12, 13, 14 und 15
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 16 und 17
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1 - 1. Vivace
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1 - 2. Andante
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1 in F Sharp Minor, Op.1 - 3. Allegro vivace
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 - 1. Moderato
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenuto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40 - 1. Allegro vivace (Alla breve)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40 - 2. Largo
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.4 In G Minor, Op.40 - 3. Allegro vivace
I. Moderato
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Allegro non troppo
1. Vivace
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
3. Finale (Alla breve)


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