Chaya Arbel

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Chaya Arbel (Hebrew: חיה ארבל‎ ; 1921 in Nuremberg, Germany – 2007) was an Israeli composer. She is one of Israel's best known female classical composers and the recipient of the ACUM Prize.

Biography[edit]

Arbel studied piano and composition in Germany, until she immigrated to the British mandate of Palestine (1936), where she worked in agriculture at kibbutz HaMa'apil.[1] Only 25 years later, Arbel could resume her composition studies, with professor Leon Schidlowsky.[2] Arbel remained a kibbutz member for the rest of life. She won the Israeli ACUM Prize for Dialogue for Clarinet and Orchestra.[1]

Published works[edit]

Orchestra[edit]

  • 19?? Concerto for cello and string orchestra (IMC)
  • 1983 A Toy Symphony Here and Now for string orchestra, toys and percussion (IMC)
  • 1984 Lament for string orchestra (IMI, IMC)
  • 1990 Dialogue for clarinet and chamber orchestra (IMI, IMC)
  • 1996 For Old Times Sake for orchestra (IMC)
  • 2003 Third Tale for string orchestra (IMI, IMIC)

Large ensemble[edit]

  • 1992 The Diary of Anne Frank, for string quartet, piano and mezzosoprano (Neue Musik) [3]
  • 1992 Agada for woodwinds, brass and percussion (IMC)
  • 1995 Conzertino for double bass solo, winds and percussion (IMC)
  • 1996 Time Beats, Quartet for harp, flute, viola and percussion (IMC)

Small ensemble[edit]

  • 19?? Roots, Ballad in 2 parts for violin, cello and piano (IMC)
  • 1986 Drama for clarinet, cello and piano (IMC)
  • 1987 Roundarounds for tuba and piano (IMC)
  • 1990 In Memory of Our Soldiers for trombone and piano (IMC)
  • 1991 The Turtles Voice for horn, violin, cello and piano (IMC)
  • 1995 Intermezzo for viola and piano (IMC)

Solo instruments[edit]

  • 1984 Lament for piano (IMC)
  • 1985 Remembrance for piano (IMC)
  • 1983 Fantasia for violin solo (IMC)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1998 Works, by various artists
  • 2003 More Works, by various artists (ICL)

In anthologies[edit]

References[edit]

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