Daniel Galay Recorder Music
As quoted from his own site
Awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Composers 2009.
Daniel Galay gained his reputaion as a composer through the performance in many countries of his orchestral works, music for theater, ballet and chamber music. He composed music to Yiddish folktales, to poems of Perets Markish, Avrom Sutskever and Uri Tzvi Grinberg, and chamber operas to his own libretti. His Klezmer Tunes with a classical touch were performed by Giora Feidman and other leading artists over the world, like Prof. Michele Gingras (Miami University of Ohio) who released CD’s with it and Prof. Gregory Barret who arranged it for Wind Orchestra ensembles. In Duo Galay with his daughter Racheli, cellist, played in different countries presenting programs of Jewish, Contemporary and Classical music as well.
Galay was born in 1945 in Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1965. His Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago (1979) accomplished his musical studies and previous degrees in Piano, Theory and Composition from the National Conservatory in Buenos Aires and the Tel-Aviv University, Rubin Music Academy. Director of “Beit Frankfurt” music center in Tel-Aviv, where he developed advanced methods of music education based on Improvisation.
For several years he is the Chairman of Leyvik House, the Association of Yiddish writers and Journalists in Israel, where he introduced changes to attract new generations to Jewish Culture and Literature. His playwrights, poetry and articles are published in books and different publications in Israel and abroad. Member of the Editorial Board of “Naye Vegn” and the H.Leyvik Publishing House. Daniel Galay is a promoter of Yiddish Culture and the preservation of Ashkenaz Identity. His works, writings and appearances made a genuine impact in Israeli society.
Music for recorder:
8 Reasons for soprano recorder
This collection of 8 miniatures for soprano recorder was composed for me in 1998, and I have performed its debut in my Austraslian concert tour – 2000.
The piece is made out of 8 separate parts, each unique in texture and demands made upon the recorder player.
one can purchase the piece here.
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Israel’s contemporary art music reflects a modern society that is an intricate fabric of national and ethnic origins, languages and dialects, customs and traditions – a heterogeneous culture of cultures. It is a rich and distinctive environment – at once ancient and modern, Western and non-Western, spiritual and secular, traditional and progressive. Twenty Israeli Composers, the first published collection of interviews with Israeli composers, explores this developing and distinctive music culture. The featured composers have earned distinction in Israel and abroad, and reflect the pluralism of Israeli art music, culture, and society. In first-person narrative, they discuss the interaction of inspiration, method, and cultural context in their work, revealing both international and national influence and scope. Three generations of contemporary composers – immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe, North and South America, and native sabras – share their ideas about music, the creative process, and their experiences as artists living and working in Israel. Robert Fleisher furnishes a biographical sketch of each composer, followed by a summary of recent accomplishments. The book also includes a bibliography, discography, and information for further study.