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 In the 1930s, many successful Jewish composers were forced to leave Europe and immigrate to Israel because of National Socialism. There they continued to compose, establishing a new musical jargon that is a synthesis of Jewish, Oriental and European music. The great exponents of this new style are the composers Paul Ben-Haim, Joachim Stutschewsky and - from the next generation - Noam Sheriff, who was born in Tel Aviv in 1935. All three composers have enriched the classical repertoire of the instrument in a very special way with their cello works, written in the early to mid-twentieth century. Since I come from Israel and grew up with this musical tradition, it is particularly important to me that these works receive the attention they deserve outside my home country.

Cello pieces by these composers will be presented in the programme in order to bring these wonderful and important works closer to cello colleagues as well as a wider audience.

  "Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR"



Program 1:


Cello masterpieces by Israeli composers (violoncello and piano)

·        Joachim Stutschewsky                 Israeli Suite1 für Violoncello und Klavier

·        Paul Ben-Haim                               Musik für Violoncello2 drei Stücke für Violoncello solo

·        Noam Sheriff                                  Cofession3 für Violoncello solo

·        Paul Ben-Haim                               Drei Lieder ohne Worte4 für Violoncello und Klavier

·        Joachim Stutschewsky                Hassidic Suite5 für Violoncello und Klavier


Program 2:


Cello Masterpieces by Israeli Composers and Their Roots (Violoncello solo)

·        Johann Sebastian Bach               Suite Nr.2 in D-Moll BWV 1008

·        Max Reger                                       Andante con variazioni (aus Suite Nr.3 A-Moll)

·        Paul Ben-Haim                               Musik für Violoncello drei Stücke für Violoncello solo

·        Paul Hindemith                              Sonate für Violoncello solo Op. 25 Nr.3

·        Noam Sheriff                                  Cofession für Violoncello solo


To order sheet music:







       6.                             Stutschewsky, Joachim : Legend for violoncello and piano - bei notenPunkt kaufen 

          7                              Stutschewsky, J.: 6 Israeli Melodies (1961) - Jugend Musiziert - PAGANINO 


Joachim Stutschewsky              Hassidic Suite     

Joachim Stutschewsky          Israeli Suite

II. Intermezzo

Joachim Stutschewsky         Israeli Suite

III. Prayer 

Paul Ben-Haim                     Music for Violoncello