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HENRI LAZAROF

HENRI LAZAROF

b. April 12, 1932 (Sofia, Bulgaria)
d. December 29, 2013 (Los Angeles, California)

   

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Taking his cue from the great masters of the past, Henri Lazarof was a composer committed to the constant development of his art. In his search for new ideas and forms Lazarof produced a unique and varied catalog of scores that has been acclaimed in major musical centers from Tokyo to San Francisco, and from Oslo to Cape Town. An American citizen who made his home in Los Angeles, Lazarof was, however, a man of the world whose art transcended both geographical and idiomatic boundaries. He was a demanding self-critic, constantly searching for the ultimate in expression while experimenting with the latest style trends. Lazarof did not suffer from neglect by the professionals: leading orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, ballet companies like the San Francisco Ballet, and distinguished chamber music groups, plus famous soloists have featured his music. Lazarof successfully proved that there is both an audience and a market for well-constructed, meaningful contemporary music.

Born in Sofia, Bulgaria on April 12, 1932, Lazarof began his musical training at the age of six. Coming to the United States in 1957, Lazarof studied at Brandeis University on a full scholarship with Arthur Berger and Harold Shapiro and in 1959 received the degree of Master of Fine Arts. It was during his stay at Brandeis that Lazarof began to receive attention for his pronounced creative gifts. In 1958 his String Quartet was awarded First Prize from Boston’s Brookline Public Library, while his Cantata received a commission from Brandeis University for its 1959 Arts Festival.

In 1959 Lazarof moved to the west coast where he commenced a lifelong association with the University of California, Los Angeles. Beginning there as a teacher of French language and literature, Lazarof joined the Music Department in 1962, and was Professor Emeritus. A natural protagonist of modern music, Lazarof organized the 1963 Festival of Contemporary Music, which featured works and lectures by Berio, Stockhausen, and Leonard Stein. During the same season the New York Times hailed his new work, the Concerto for Piano and 20 Instruments, as "theatrical and colorful."

Lazarof’s international reputation grew in 1966 when he was awarded the first International Prize of Milan for Structures Sonores. A tireless worker, Lazarof completed seven major works during 1970-71, when the West German government named him Artist-in-Residence in West Berlin. Then, in 1971, he was named the first recipient of the University of California’s Institute for Creative Arts Award.

Returning from his Berlin residency, Lazarof was named Artistic Director of the 1973 Contemporary Music Festival at U.C.L.A., and Los Angeles enjoyed two active seasons of new music. Lazarof further contributed to the musical life of Los Angeles by commissioning four works which were premiered during the 1974-75 Festival. Also in 1974, Arthur Weisberg presented Lazarof’s Third Chamber Concerto in Carnegie Recital Hall as well as the first of what were to be dozens of performances of his Duo-1973.

The Concerto for Orchestra, written in 1977, won second place in the Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards. Lazarof’s works have since been nominated for many other awards, including the University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award and the Grammy.

One of the busiest and most prolific composers of his generation, Henri Lazarof’s 65th birthday year was marked by more than a dozen tribute performances of his music, including several premieres and new recordings. In 1998, his In Celebration for Chorus and Orchestra was the centerpiece work for the Grand Opening of the Seattle Symphony’s new concert hall.

By refusing to settle within any one ideology of style – even those of his own previous works – Lazarof remained faithful to the principle of growth and exploration, producing a body of works that will endure. "The world is big enough for all kinds of composers," says Lazarof. "I try to always write for new instrumental forces – to search out the limits of the performer and one’s own limits as a composer."

Excerpts reprinted by permission, copyright 1982 by Broadcast Music, Inc.

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Works

Chamber Ensembles and Instrumental Solos | Choral and Vocal | Orchestra | Orchestra and Large Ensemble




Chamber Ensembles and Instrumental Solos


Adieu for Clarinet or Bass Clarinet and Piano -- 12'
Published: #144-40054
Commission Information: Irma and Gary Gray
Premiere Information: Irma and Gary Gray; November 19, 1975; UCLA, Los Angeles, CA


Anida Duo Concertante for Violin and Viola (1998) -- 14’
Published: #144-40326


Antiphonies for Brass and Percussion (1996) -- 16'
4Tpt. 4Hn. 4Tbn. 2Tuba 2Perc.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#446-41100)


Asymptotes for Flute and Vibes
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Cadence 1 for Solo Cello
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Cadence 2 for Viola and Tape
Available From Bote and Bock


Cadence 3 for Violin and Percussion
Available From Bote and Bock


Cadence 4 for Piano
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Cadence 5 for Flute and Pre-Recorded Flutes
Available From Bote and Bock


Cadence 6 for Tuba and Tape
Available From Bote & Bock


Chronicles for Solo Piano -- 15'
Published: #440-40019


Chronicles for String Trio (1996) -- 18'
Vln, Vla, Vc
Published: #144-40301
Commission Information: Boston Chamber Music Society


Concertante II -- 20'
Fl. Ob. Cl. Perc. Pno. Vln. Vcl. Cb.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: 20th Century Consort
Recordings

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Full Score - Large (#444-41020)


Concertazioni for Solo Trumpet, 6 Instruments and Tape -- 9'
Solo Tpt.; Fl.(A.Fl.) Cl.(B.Cl.) Hn. Perc. Hp. Vcl. Tape
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#144-40061)
Cassette Tape (#144-40061T)


Concertino da camera for Woodwind Quintet -- 13'
Published: #524-02514


Continuum for String Trio
Available From Bote and Bock


Divertimento -- 17'
Cl. Vibr. Vln. Vcl.
Published: #144-40172
Premiere Information: Collage New Music; November, 1990, Boston, MA
Recordings


Divertimento II -- 23'
Cl. Hn. Pno. Vln. Vla. Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Premiere Information: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; March 15, 1992, New York, NY
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41069)


Divertimento III for Solo Violin and Strings -- 21'
Solo Violin and String Quartet(s) (or String Orchestra)
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41080)


Duo for Violoncello and Piano (1973) -- 11'
Published: #144-40053
Commission Information: Baltimore Chamber Music Society
Premiere Information: 1974
Recordings


Duo 2004 for Percussion and Harp -- 12'
Published: #144-40481
Reviews


Duo Solitaire for Violin and Cello -- 15'
Published: #144-40217
Recordings


Espaces Chamber Concerto
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Fanfare for 6 Trumpets in C -- 1'
Published: #144-40092


Fifth String Quartet (1997) -- 22’
Published: #144-40313
Commission Information: Borromeo String Quartet
Premiere Information: Borromeo String Quartet, Nicholas Kitchen and Ruggero Allifranchini, violin, Hsin-Yun Huang, viola, Yeesun Kim, cello, February 15, 2000
Recordings


Five Poems for Viola
Published: #144-40477


Harp Trio The "Litomar" -- 13'
Flute, Viola, and Harp
Published: #144-40478


Impromptus for String Quartet -- 13'30"
Published: #144-40245


Intermezzi for Violoncello and Piano (1998) -- 15'
Published: #144-40378


Intonazione for 2 Pianos
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Intonazione e Variazioni for Organ -- 8'
Published: #143-40004
Commission Information: Peter Schwartz
Premiere Information: Peter Schwartz
Recordings


Intrada for Solo Horn -- 6'
Published: #144-40248
Recordings


Inventions for Viola and Piano -- 13'
Published: #144-40122


Invenzione Concertata for Brass Quintet (1997) -- 8'30"
2Tpt, Hn, 2Tbn
Published: #144-40300
Commission Information: American Brass Quintet
Premiere Information: American Brass Quintet; August 6, 1997, Aspen Music Festival
Recordings


Lamenti for Organ
Available From American Guild of Organists


Largo for Organ
Available From American Guild of Organists


Lucerniana -- 16'
Cl. B.Cl. Hn. 2Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Vln. Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41077)


Lyric Suite for Solo Violin -- 13'
Published: #144-40117
Commission Information: Yukiko Kamei
Recordings


Momenti for Solo Violoncello
Published: #144-40156
Recordings
Reviews


Musica da Camera for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet (2002) -- 15'
Not yet released (in prep)

Available Separately:

Score and parts (#444-41025)


Necompe for Eight Percussionists -- 20'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41079)


Octet
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Octet for Strings "la laurenziana" -- 19'
4Vln. 2Vla. 2Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: Japan America Theatre; January 1988, Los Angeles, CA
Recordings
Reviews

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Full Score - Study (#444-41019)


Offrande -- 20'
Cl. Vln. Vla. Vcl. Pno.
Published: #444-41021
Commission Information: Boston Chamber Music Society
Premiere Information: Boston Chamber Music Society; March 22, 1996, Boston, MA

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Set of parts (#444-41021P)


Partita for Brass Quintet and Tape
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Piano Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano -- 20'
Published: #144-40160
Recordings
Reviews


Prayers for 10 Players -- 15'35''
Fl.(A.Fl.) Ob. Cl. B.Cl. Hn. Hp. Pno.(Cel. Harm.) Perc. 2Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Premiere Information: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players; November 5, 1990, San Francisco, CA
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41067)


Preludes and Interludes to a Drama -- 20'
1 1 2(B.Cl.) 1 - 1 1 0 0; Perc. Vln. Vla. Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Premiere Information: San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41086)


Quantetti for Piano and 3 Pre-recorded Pianos
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet (1997) -- 15’
Ob., 2Vln. Vla., Vc.
Published: #144-40316


Rhapsody for Violin and Piano
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Serenade for String Sextet
Published: #144-40140
Recordings
Reviews


Six Bagatelles for Solo Viola -- 13’30”
Published: #144-40286
Premiere Information: Marcus Thompson, viola; February 16, 1997, Mannes School of Music, New York, NY


Solo for Unaccompanied Alto Flute (1999) -- 6’
Published: #144-40380
Premiere Information: Marcos Fregnani-Martins, Nuremburg, Germany, November 11, 1999
Recordings


Sonata for Violin and Piano (1998) -- 23’
Published: #144-40325
Recordings


Sonatina for Flute and Piano (1999) -- 14’
Published: #144-40379
Premiere Information: Marcos Fregnani-Martins, flute and Georg Schütz, piano, Nuremburg, Germany, November 11, 1999
Recordings


Sonatina for Piano
Published: #440-40026


Sonatina for Two Pianos (2002) -- 10'30"
Available From Composer


String Quartet (1980) -- 15'
Published: #144-40090
Recordings
Reviews


String Quartet No. 2 -- 15'
Published: #597-00307


String Quartet No. 4 -- 21'
Published: #144-40277
Commission Information: Stanford String Quartet
Premiere Information: Stanford String Quartet; October 18, 1996, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Recordings


String Quartet No. 6 (2000) -- 18'
Published: #144-40423
Premiere Information: Angeles String Quartet, Royce Hall, UCLA, June 2, 2001


String Quartet No. 7 (2001) -- 20’
Published: #144-40425
Recordings


String Quartet No. 8 "Homage to Paul Klee" (2002) -- 18'30"
Published: #144-40443


String Quartet No. 9
Not yet released (in prep: #144-40476)


String Quintet -- 20’
2Vln. 2Vla. Vcl.
Published: #444-41022
Commission Information: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Premiere Information: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Alice Tully Hall, October 1997, New York, NY
Recordings


Suite for Solo Percussionist and 5 Instruments -- 16'30''
Solo Perc.; Fl./A.Fl.(Tri.) Cl.(Tri.) Vln.(Tri.) Vcl.(Tri.) Pno.(Claves)
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: 20th Century Consort of Washington, D.C.
Premiere Information: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg, cond.; January 12, 1975, New York, NY
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#144-40189)


Tempi for Brass Quintet, Winds and Percussion (2000) -- 16'
2 Tpt. Soli, Hn., T. Tbn., B.Tbn.; 2 2 2(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 2(B.Tbn.) 0; 2Perc. (no str.)
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41157)


Tempi Concertate A Double Concerto
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Tempi Concertati -- 18'20"
Violin and Piano
Published: #144-40460


Tempi Concertati for Violin and Piano (2002-03) -- 20'
Available From Composer


Textures Piano Solo and Five Instrumental Ensembles
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Third Chamber Concerto for 12 Soloists -- 15'30''
Fl. Ob. Cl. Tpt. Hn. Tbn. Pno. Hp. Perc. Vln. Vla. Vcl.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Arthur Weisberg, conductor; January 12, 1975, New York, NY

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41024)


Three Pieces for Harpsichord
Available From Associated Music Publishers

Movements:
Canzone
Invenzione
Notturno


Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano
Published: #144-40243


Trio for Wind Instruments -- 13'
Fl. Ob. Cl.
Published: #444-41012
Recordings


Varianti for Horn Quartet (1997) -- 7’
Published: #144-40317
Premiere Information: John Cerminaro & Horn Ensemble, Aspen Music Festival, August 15, 1998


Variations for Piano
Published: #140-40096


Vox for Organ -- 9'
Published: #143-40005
Commission Information: Written for and dedicated to Thomas Harmon



Choral and Vocal


Canti for Mixed Chorus
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Choral Symphony No. 3 for Alto Solo, Bass Baritone Solo, SATB Chorus and Orchestra -- 50'
4 4 4(B.Cl.) 4(Cbsn.) - 6 4 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp.(2 Sets) 2Perc. 2Pno. 2Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Premiere Information: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Sheila Nadler, alto, Gerard Schwarz, music director; November 7, 1994
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#446-41082)


Encounters with Dylan Thomas for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (1995) -- 30'
Published: #441-41022
Commission Information: Phyllis Bryn-Julson and members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Premiere Information: Phyllis Bryn-Julson and members of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, music director; April 23, 1997
Recordings


In Celebration (Symphony No. 4) for Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1996) -- 25'
SATB Chorus; 3(Picc.) 3 3(E-flat Cl./ B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Seattle Symphony
Premiere Information: Seattle Symphony with Seattle Symphony Chorus, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA, December 3, 1998

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#446-41101)


Legends From the Bible (1999) -- 13’
SATB Chorus; 4 Hn. 2 Vibr.
Published: #446-41151
Premiere Information: Ars-nova Berlin, Dr. Peter Schwartz conducting, Berlin, Germany
Additional Information: SATB Chorus

Available Separately:

Solo Part (#446-41151P)


Symphony No. 5 for Solo Baritone, Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1998) -- 27'
Solo Bar., SATB Chorus; 3(Alto Fl.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41125)


The First Day for Mixed Chorus a cappella (or w/ Woodwind Quintet) -- 14'
Published: #512-80035



Orchestra


Double Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41185)


Poema -- 14'
3 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp./Perc. 3Vibr. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library



Orchestra and Large Ensemble


Celebration for 4 Brass Choirs
Published: #144-40121
Commission Information: University of California, Los Angeles, for the inauguration of President David Pierpont Gardner on April 12, 1984

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#144-40121S)


Chamber Symphony -- 18'
1 2 0 2 - 2 0 0 0; Str. (8-6-4-4-2)
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Neville Marriner and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Premiere Information: Neville Marriner and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Lazarof, conductor; November 28, 1977
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#446-41033)


Clarinet Concerto -- 22'
Solo Cl.; 2Perc. 2Vibr. Hp. Str. (Min. 8 6 4 4 2)
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: New York Chamber Symphony, David Singer, clarinet; May 30, 1992, New York, NY
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Large (#446-41060)


Concertante 1988 for 16 Strings and 2 Horns -- 14'10"
2Hn. 9Vln. 3Vla. 3Vcl. Cb.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Chamber Symphony of San Francisco
Premiere Information: Chamber Symphony of San Francisco; December 12, 1988, San Francisco, CA
Recordings

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Full Score - Large (#446-41056)


Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Available From Bote and Bock


Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra in Three Movements -- 18'40"
2Fl, 2Cl, 2Bsn, 2Hn, 8Vln, 4Va, 4Vc, Solo Ob.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: New York Chamber Symphony, Alan Vogel, oboe; April 19, 1997, New York, NY
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41096)


Concerto for Orchestra (1978) -- 21'
4 4 4 4 - 6 4 4 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Cel. 2Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Premiere Information: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; April 19, 1978
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41035)


Concerto for Piano and 20 Instruments
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Concerto for Piano and Orchestra -- 18'
Solo Pno.; 0 0 3(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 1 0 0; Str.(6+Vla. 4Vcl. 2Cb.)
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Concerto for Viola and Orchestra -- 23'
Solo Vla.; 3 3(E.H.) 2(2B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Concerto for Violin and Orchestra -- 25'
Solo Vln.; 2 2(E.H.) 2(B.Cl.) 2 - 2 2 0 0; 2Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str. (Min. 8 6 4 4 2)
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Chamber Symphony of San Francisco
Premiere Information: Chamber Symphony of San Francisco, Yukiko Kamei, violin, Jean-Louis Le Roux, cond.; February 11, 1987
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41052)


Concerto No. 2 for Orchestra "Icarus" -- 22'
4(Picc.) 4(E.H.) 4(B.Cl.) 4(Cbsn.) - 6 4 3(B.Tbn.) 1; 2Timp. 2Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Houston Symphony Orchestra
Recordings
Reviews

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41050)


Fantasia for French Horn and Orchestra -- 18'
Solo Hn.; 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Seattle Symphony
Premiere Information: Seattle Symphony, John Cerminaro, horn; May 19, 1997, Seattle, WA
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41084)


Koncordia for Strings
Available From Bote and Bock


Mutazione
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Odes for Orchestra
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Omaggio Chamber Concerto for 19 Players
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Partita di Madrigali A Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra (2001) -- 25’
Vln. Vcl. soli; 3(d.A.Fl.) 3(d.E.H.) 3(d.B.Cl.) 3 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. Pno.(Cel.) Hpsc. Harmonium. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41165)


Piccola serenata -- 27'
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library


Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Ricercar for Viola, Piano and Orchestra
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Ritratto
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Second Cello Concerto -- 22'30''
3 3 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3(in C) 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 4Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str. Vcl. Solo
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: University of Cincinnati Orchestra, Jeffrey Solow, Violoncello.; November 2, 1991, Cincinnati, OH
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41073)


Second Concerto for Flute and Orchestra (2002) -- 22’
Solo Fl. (Afl.); 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0; Timp., 2 perc., strings
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41180)


Second Symphony -- 16'30''
3(Picc.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Premiere Information: Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, cond.; March 23, 1992, Seattle, WA
Recordings

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41066)


Sinfonia concertante for Four Winds and Orchestra (1999) -- 18'
Fl., Ob., Cl., Bsn. soli; 1(Picc., A.Fl.) 1(E.H.) 1(B.Cl.) 1(Cbsn.) - 2 2 0 0; Timp. 2Perc. Str.
Published: #446-41145
Premiere Information: New York Chamber Symphony, Gerard Schwarz conducting, Judith Mendenhall, flute, Randall Ellis, oboe, Jon Manasse, Clarinet, Kim Laskowski, Bassoon at Alice Tully Hall, New York, November 11, 2000
Additional Information: Score only.


Sinfonietta -- 17'50''
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: A consortium, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
Premiere Information: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Gerard Schwarz, cond.; October 15, 1982, Royce Hall, UCLA
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41041)


Spectrum for Solo Trumpet, Orchestra and Tape -- 15'
Solo Tpt.; 4 4 4 4 - 4 2 3 1; 4Perc. Pno. Hp. Vcl. 8Cb.; 2 or 4-Channel El. Tape
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: Utah Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Stevens, trumpet, Henri Lazarof, conductor; January, 1975, Salt Lake City, UT
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41027)


Structures Sonores
Available From Associated Music Publishers


Symphony (1978) -- 23'
3 3 3 3 - 5 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Hp. Pno. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony Orchestra

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41036)


Symphony No. 6 "Winds of Sorrow" (2000) -- 22'
3(Picc, AFl) 3 3(BCl) 3(CBn); 3 4 3(BTbn) 1; Timp, 3Perc, Pno/Cel, Hp; Strings
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41158)


Symphony No. 7 (2000) -- 16'
3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.)1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41160)


Tableaux (after Kandinsky) for Piano and Orchestra -- 26'30"
Solo Pno.; 4(Picc./A.Fl.) 4(E.H.) 4(B.Cl.) 4(Cbsn.) - 6 4 3(B.Tbn.) 1; 4Timp. 4Perc.(2Vibr.) Pno. Cel.(Harm.) Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Seattle Symphony
Premiere Information: Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz, conductor, with Garrick Ohlsson, piano; January 8, 1990, Seattle, WA
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41058)


The "Summit" Concertante for Solo Trumpet, Brass and Percussion -- 17'
Solo Tpt.; 3Tpt,4Hn,3Tbn,1BTbn,2Tuba, 2Perc
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Raymond Mase and the Summit Brass
Premiere Information: Raymond Mase and the Summit Brass; June 8, 1996, Long Beach, CA
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41087)


Third Concerto "The Edinger" for Violin and Orchestra (2002) -- 22'
Solo Vln.; 3(d.AltoFl.) 3 3(d.B.Cl.) 3(d.Cbsn.) - 4 2 2 0; 2Perc. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41177)


Three Pieces for Orchestra -- 18'
3 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: the Westchester (NY) Philharmonic, Paul Lustig Dunkel, music director
Premiere Information: Utah Symphony; September 22, 1995

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41083)


Viola Rhapsody for Solo Viola and Orchestra -- 20'
Solo Vla.; 3(A.Fl.) 3(E.H.) 3(B.Cl.) 3 - 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 0; Timp. 3Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Commission Information: Paul Neubauer

Available Separately:

Full Score - Study (#446-41099)


Volo (Tre Canti da Requiem) for Viola and 2 String Ensembles (3 2 2 1 each) -- 26'
Available from the Presser Rental Library
Premiere Information: Milton Thomas, viola, at UCLA; March, 1976, Los Angeles, CA
Recordings

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Full Score - Study (#446-41031)


Recordings


Intonazione e Variazioni for Organ


Laurel Records 844:



Duo for Violoncello and Piano


Laurel Records 845:



String Quartet


Laurel Records 843:



Lyric Suite for Solo Violin


Laurel Records 843:



Serenade for String Sextet


Laurel Records 843:



Momenti for Solo Violoncello


Laurel Records 845:



Piano Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano


Laurel Records 845:



Divertimento


Delos International 3124:



Duo Solitaire for Violin and Cello


Laurel Records 856:



Intrada for Solo Horn


Crystal Records 679:



String Quartet No. 4


Centaur Records CRD 2520:



Invenzione Concertata for Brass Quintet


Summit Records 263:



Fifth String Quartet


Centaur Records CRD 2520:



Sonata for Violin and Piano


Centaur Records CRC 2629: Henri Lazarof: Chamber Music
Christiane Edinger/Violin, Klaus Hellwig/Piano.



Sonatina for Flute and Piano


Centaur Records CRC 2629: Henri Lazarof: Chamber Music
Marcus Fregnani-Martins/Flutes, Lukan Kuen/Piano



Solo for Unaccompanied Alto Flute


Centaur Records CRC 2629: Henri Lazarof: Chamber Music
Marcos Fregnani-Martins/Flute



String Quartet No. 7


Centaur Records CRC 2629: Henri Lazarof: Chamber Music



Chamber Symphony


Laurel Records 844:



Choral Symphony No. 3 for Alto Solo, Bass Baritone Solo, SATB Chorus and Orchestra


Centaur Records CRC 2519:



Clarinet Concerto


Delos International 3133:



Concertante 1988 for 16 Strings and 2 Horns


Delos International 3134:



Concertante II


Delos International 3124:



Concerto for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra in Three Movements


JVC 6512:



Concerto for Orchestra


Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI 588:



Concerto No. 2 for Orchestra "Icarus"


Delos International 3069:



Concerto for Violin and Orchestra


Delos International 3133:



Divertimento II


Delos International 3134:



Divertimento III for Solo Violin and Strings


JVC 6512:



Laurel Records 856:



Fantasia for French Horn and Orchestra


JVC 6512:



Necompe for Eight Percussionists


Laurel Records 856:



Octet for Strings "la laurenziana"


Laurel Records 843:



Delos International 3069:



Prayers for 10 Players


Delos International 3124:



Second Cello Concerto


Delos International 3134:



Second Symphony


Delos International 3133:



Sinfonietta


Laurel Records 844:



Spectrum for Solo Trumpet, Orchestra and Tape


Composers Recordings, Inc. CRI 588:



The "Summit" Concertante for Solo Trumpet, Brass and Percussion


Summit Records 218:



Suite for Solo Percussionist and 5 Instruments


Delos International 3124:



Tableaux (after Kandinsky) for Piano and Orchestra


Delos International 3069:



Volo (Tre Canti da Requiem) for Viola and 2 String Ensembles (3 2 2 1 each)


Laurel Records 844:



Encounters with Dylan Thomas for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble


Centaur Records CRC 2519:



Trio for Wind Instruments


Laurel Records 845:



String Quintet


Centaur Records CRD 2520:



Reviews

"His music is rich in color and imaginative in expression. There is an immense intensity to be found in his music."

-K. Miller, American Record Guide

"…his music speaks with an urgency that transcends labels."

-Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times

"This is solid, expressive music that proceeds out of the main tradition…carving its own form, making an original and personal statement."

-Robert Commanday, San Francisco Chronicle

"Mr. Lazarof uses his favored instruments with assurance and imagination."

-Bernard Holland, The New York Times

"Unwavering in its commitment to a composing and playing tradition that spans centuries, Lazarof’s music has more to recommend it than its daring architecture, fertile invention and deft manipulation of sonorities. It has heart and soul, an active faith in linear drama and a genuine affection for what audiences of all types would recognize as the "sound of music.""

-Timothy Pfaff, San Francisco Examiner


String Quartet

"…a creatively constructed "sound sculpture," alternatively contemplative, frenzied, and studied, while permitting the development of long melodic lines."

-Stephen Ellis, Fanfare

"…a technically brilliant, emotionally intense work by a composer who has mastered every expressive resource of the string quartet medium. It is compact music, highly energetic, mercurial - packed with melodies that dance at the edge of tonality and range in mood from deep solemnity to dazzling cascades of glittering sound."

-Joseph McLellan, The Washington Post


Serenade for String Sextet

"…always rich in sound, clear in texture, strong in emotion, dramatic in effect, and spacious in design"

-Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe


Momenti for Solo Violoncello

"The most striking work was Momenti, an emotionally kaleidoscopic work for solo cello that is at once powerful and intimate."

-Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe


Piano Trio for Violin, Violoncello and Piano

"The work is vibrant proof of the continuing viability of the piano-trio genre…the four-movement trio explores deeply the many possibilities of color, juxtaposition, sonority and texture, all within a tight dramatic frameork."

-Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times


Duo 2004 for Percussion and Harp

"The alternation of echoes and textural contrasts between harp and vibraphone-marimba makes for surprisingly luscious, even pretty, effects."

-Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News


Concerto No. 2 for Orchestra "Icarus"

"…This very modern depiction of flight is highly charged and masterfully conceived, full of imaginative orchestral detail."

-Scott Wheeler, Fanfare


Octet for Strings "la laurenziana"

"It is a major work in every respect…The part-writing ranges from fiercely independent frenzy to bold, intense unisons in an angular, freely dissonant idiom that proves also amenable to moments of affecting, almost neo-modal tenderness…there is a sense of nostalgic yearning to it, as well as majesty and great seriousness."

-John Henken, Los Angeles Times

"The music is marked by great contrasts in dynamism, texture, and level of complexity; it is well-argued music - rational in its recapitulations, accomplished in its rhythmic activity, and wise in its tonal-atonal lyricism - and is awe-inspiring in its own right."

-Stephen Ellis, Fanfare

"La Larenziana-[Octet for Strings] proved as stunning, imposing and poignant a sound experience as had been reported at its premiere performance."

-Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times