Jacoby, Hanoch (actually Heinrich)

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Jacoby, Hanoch (actually Heinrich)

Jacoby, Hanoch (actually Heinrich), German-born Israeli violist and composer; b. Königsberg, March 2, 1909. He studied composition with Hindemith, Bihnke, Mahlke, and Wolfsthal at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik (1927–30). He played in Fischer’s chamber orch. (1929–30) and the Frankfurt am Main Radio Orch. (1930–33). He emigrated to Jerusalem in 1934, where he taught at the Academy of Music until 1958; also played in the Palestine (later Israel) Broadcasting Sym. Orch. (1936–58) and then in the Israel Phil.


ORCH.: Viola Concerto (1939); 3 syms. (1940, 1951, 1960); Violin Concerto (1942); 7 Miniatures for Small Orch. (1945); King David’s Lyre for Small Orch. (1948); Capriccio israélien (1951); Sinfonietta (1960); Serio giocoso (1964); Partita concertata (1970-71); Mutatio (1975); Variations (1976); Jewish Oriental Folklore, suite for Strings (1977). CHAMBER: Concertino for String Trio (1932); 2 string quartets (1937, 1938); Theme, Variations, and Finale for Piano Trio (1940); Wind Quintet (1946); Canzona for Harp (1960); 2 Suites of Jewish Oriental Folklore for Brass Quintet (1975); Mutatio II for Oboe, Bassoon, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, 2 Violas, and Double Bass (1976).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire