Daniel Galay

Daniel Galay Daniel Galay gained his reputation as composer with the performance in many countries of his orchestral works, music for theater, ballet and chamber music. His large works are included in the programs of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra (“Rafael” Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto), Poznan and Wroclaw Filharmony (Symphony No. 2, "Kind un Keyt", Klezmer Rhapsody), Haifa Symphony Orchestra (Klezmer Tunes) Hungarian Virtuosi Orchestra of Budapest (“Wenn zwei sich lieben” for Violin and String Orchestra), Szolnok Symphony Orchestra (Cello Concerto), Mendoza Symphony Orchestra (Overture), Lublin Filharmonia, Rosario Chamber Orchestra (In Memoriam), Moldova National Filharmonica, Mayo Chamber Orchestra (Tres Cortes) and String Ensemble from the Israel Chamber Orchestra (Flute Concerto), "La Voix de la Memoire", Oratorio, under the baton of the well-known conductors David Robertson, Zsolt Nagy, Geoffrey Styles, Barbara Schubert, Yozsef Bali, Jose Maria F. Junior, Piotr Wijatkowski, Luis Gorelik, Fernando Ciraolo, Fernando Losano, Amos Talmon, Gheorghe Mustea, Gal Alterowicz and Zsolt Serei.

As pianist, in solo performance or with chamber ensembles, his appearances are marked by fruitful interaction between composer, performer and audience, as he makes the music of our time a vibrant esthetic and emotional experience.
His works were performed in the USA, Canada, Argentina, Israel, Italy, Holland, France, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Hungary, Czech. As DUO GALAY, with his daughter Racheli, cellist, he did tours that were acclaimed by audiences and critic as well.
Galay recorded his chamber music for radio stations and his works are in the repertoire of such distinguished performers as Zagreb String Quartet, Israeli Quartet for Contemporary Music, Danel Quatuor, Israel Flute Quartet, Woodwind Quintet of ONBA (Opera National Bordeaux Aquitaine) and Trio Strawinsky (France) Duo Morini- Porta (Italy) Fred Dosek and Herut Israeli (piano), Miklos Szenthelyi , Haya Livni and Elihau Shulman (violin), Emanuel Gruber (cello), Israel Rand (tenor) Hadassa Ben-Hayim (soprano), Lior Eitan (flute and piccolo), Beny Sluchin (trombon), Daniel Kienzy (saxofon), Dominique Descamps (oboe) Michael Gorodetsky, Michele Gingras, Noga ben-Azar and Alen Greenfeld (clarinet). His works are played at prestigious Festivals like Novart-Bordeaux, Judische Julturtage Berlin, Nuovo Spazi Musicali Roma, Festival of Jewish Culture Paris, Bruno Schulz, Ukraina, Cisenau Festival for Contemporary Music,Moldova, Dresden Juddische Musik- und Theaterwoche.


As chairman of ACOUSTIC 7-11, forum for contemporary music, he produced concerts in cooperation with Cultural Centers and Embassies presenting music from Britain, Canada, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Norway and Sweden. He was awarded with scholarships, grants and commissions of works by the Illinois Arts Council, British Council, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Israel-America Foundation, Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, Beyt Shalom Aleichem, Beyt Morseshet UTG, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Absorption. His scores are included in the catalogues of IMI, IMC, OR-TAV (Israel), Dorn (USA) and Edipan (Italy).

He was jury member of the Chamber Music contest at the Conservatoire National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

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.

A large number of his works were composed to Yiddish and Hebrew texts of such writers Sutskever, Markish, Uri Tzvi Grinberg, Zelda, Amichay, Tzvi Kanar to folklore legends and his own texts. In particular is worth to mention “Itche Heystir”, a chamber opera, composed to his original Yiddish Libretto and "Haym ben Khaye" to a traditional story adapted by the composer, that was premiered in Tel-Aviv and in Dresden.

His widespread Klezmer Tunes, Book 1 and 2 (OR-TAV publisher, in chamber and orchestral versions) testify his interest and commitment to Jewish and World Music and were released in CD's with the clarinetist Michele Gingras. These books belong to a Collection of 18 books of the composer's original Klezmer creations. Some of them were performed also in China.

Galay developed improvisation techniques and gave Master Classes and concerts including improvisation with students and professionals participation (USA, France, Poland and Israel). He co-authored a book devoted Orchestral Improvisation. He was awarded the Manger Preis and the first Sarah Gorbi Preis for a whole body of works devoted to Yiddish Culture.
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Compositions

TitleCategoriesSerial  
10 Pieces for Children, for piano Solo532 Details
18 klezmer tunes in e minor, for Clarinet in Bb Solo4364b Click to View Details
18 klezmer tunes in e minor, for violin Solo4364a Click to View Details
A Wink, for oboe solo Solo2738 Details
A Wish, for soprano, clarinet & piano Voice and ensemble534 Details
After Him!, for trombone & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2786 Details
Allegro, 18 Klezmer Tunes Book 6 On, for Clarinet in Bb Solo4208b Details
Allegro, 18 Klezmer Tunes Book 6, "On", for Violin Solo4208a Details
An Open Door, for Cello, Piano and Narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble4052b Click to View Details
An Open Door, for Violin, Piano and Narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble4052a Click to View Details
Andante, 18 Klezmer Tunes Tsu, for Clarinet Solo4211b Click to View Details
Andante, 18 Klezmer Tunes Tsu, for Violin Solo4211a Click to View Details
Ballade for Bow, for cello solo Solo2693 Details
Cantorial 1, for piano Solo2739 Details
Cantorial 2, for piano Solo2740 Details
Cello Concerto, for cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble771 Details
Chazonish 3 (Cantorial 3), for piano Solo846 Details
Concerto for Cello & Orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra822 Details
Concerto for Flute & String Orchestra (or String Quintet) Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra, String Quintet674 Click to View Details
Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra533 Details
Cosmos 2, for flute solo Solo770 Details
Dances for Cello Solo2692 Details
Dancing Anna Frank, for Voice and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4449 Click to View Details
Duo for Cello & Clarinet Chamber Music / Ensemble2123 Details
Duo for Clarinet & Bassoon Chamber Music / Ensemble1227 Details
Duo Sonata for Violin and Cello Chamber Music / Ensemble4333 Click to View Details
Eight Reasons, for soprano recorder Solo2124 Details
España, for piano Solo789 Details
Esther and Mordechai, for piano 4 hands Chamber Music / Ensemble1450 Click to View Details
File Box, for piano solo Solo3895 Details
Flour And Sounds, for flute, violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2281 Details
For Dudu and Linor, Duo for Oboe and Cello Chamber Music / Ensemble4646 Click to View Details
For Three Celli Chamber Music / Ensemble2015 Details
From Do to Sol, New Approach to First Piano Lessons Educational, Solo4007 Click to View Details
From La… to la-la-la! For Piano
 MP3 Complete
Educational, Solo, For the Young4221 Click to View Details
Haimun, Melodrama for Baritone, Piano and Sound Effects Chamber Music / Ensemble, Live electronics / tape, Electro-Acoustic4202 Click to View Details
Happiness, for piano & narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble772 Details
I'll search until my dying day, for Baritone, Flute, Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble4095 Click to View Details
Improlight, Classical Improvisation Method, for string Orchestra or String Ensemble Educational, Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Orchestra3971 Click to View Details
In Malkhes Hatseylem, for Soprano, Violin, Piano and Percussion Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal3663 Details
In memoriam, for cello (or clarinet) & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2699 Details
In memoriam, for cello (or clarinet) & string orchestra
 MP3 Complete
Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra2698 Details
In Terezienstadt, 3 songs for Voice and cello Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4228 Click to View Details
Keitzad Merakdim, for Choir & Orchestra Choir, Orchestra with Choir, Vocal4316 Click to View Details
Khaym Ben-Khaye for soprano, baritone & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal3434 Details
Khaym Ben-Khaye for soprano, violin, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal2879 Details
Kind und Keyt, for Symphony Orchestra Symphony Orchestra3309 Details
Klezbord, for violin, clarinet & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2925 Details
Klezmers Waltz, for piano Solo769 Details
Learnin' Klezmer, Fun (From), for Clarinet & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4141b Click to View Details
Learnin' Klezmer, Fun (From), for Violin & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble4141a Click to View Details
Mayim-maya (Water), for female choir, clarinet & percussion Choir3375 Details
Mi?!, for flute & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble521 Details
My Father joins the Fire Brigade, Cantata for Narrator, singers Quartet, Cello and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble, Vocal4610 Click to View Details
Nokhshpringer, Klezmer suite for clarinet (or violin) and string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo instrument + ensemble4582a Click to View Details
Nokhshpringer, Klezmer suite for clarinet or violin and string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo instrument + ensemble4582b Click to View Details
Nokhshpringer, Klezmer suite for clarinet solo (with chords notation) Solo4583a Click to View Details
Nokhshpringer, Klezmer suite for violin solo (with chords notation) Solo4583b Click to View Details
Oh, Jerusalem!, for violin solo Solo2694 Details
One Minute Stress, for Woodwind Quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Wind Quintet4442 Click to View Details
Partita for Flute Solo2696 Details
Partita for Violin Solo Solo2697 Details
Partita no. 2 for Clarinet Solo Solo4513 Click to View Details
Partita no. 2 for Violin Solo Solo4512 Click to View Details
Piano Concerto - Music "Box", for piano & orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra1040 Details
Pieces for Flute Quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument + ensemble2121 Details
Pour Caroline, for 2 celli Chamber Music / Ensemble2737 Details
PRIMA VISTA! 18 Klezmer Tunes, for Clarinet Solo4081a Click to View Details
PRIMA VISTA! 18 Klezmer Tunes, for Piano Solo4081c Click to View Details
PRIMA VISTA! 18 Klezmer Tunes, for Violin Solo4081b Click to View Details
Psalm 46 (in Yiddish), for a mixed choir, Clarinet and Guitar Choir, Vocal4522 Click to View Details
Quintet for Piano and Strings Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet4612 Click to View Details
Reb Israel, for piano Solo2695 Details
Reb Israel, for violin (or flute, clarinet, cello) & piano with narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble937 Details
Reizele, for Brass Quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble4611 Click to View Details
Return to Lodz, for symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra3644 Click to View Details
Sextet, for fl, cl, hn, vn, vla & pno, Chamber Music / Ensemble2787 Details
Si!, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano, 1986 Chamber Music / Ensemble914 Details
Sonata for Bassoon Solo Solo2122 Details
Symphony no 3 Symphony Orchestra3827 Details
Symphony No. 1 "Rafael", for symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra1218 Details
Symphony No. 3, for symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra3460 Details
Teltse, for Cello, Piano and Narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble4053b Click to View Details
Teltse, for Violin, Piano and Narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble4053a Click to View Details
The Klezmers' Notes, Concerto for Clarinet & String Orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra675 Details
The Pile, for narrator, oboe & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument + ensemble2880 Details
The Pile, for oboe & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument + ensemble2880a Details
The Poor Man's Miracle, for Cello, Piano and Narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble4054b Click to View Details
The Poor Man's Miracle, for Violin, Piano and Narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble4054a Click to View Details
The Sun Wanted To Sleep,for Choir and Piano Choir4235 Click to View Details
The Twin Sisters, for Orchestra/Ensemble and Narrator Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Orchestra4049 Click to View Details
The Twin Sisters, for string quartet with narrator Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet3310 Details
The Twin Sisters, for Violin Solo - short version Solo4050 Click to View Details
There's Always a Princess, for violin, viola & cello Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Trio1427 Click to View Details
Three Fables of La Fontaine, for woodwind quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Wind Quintet3015 Details
Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble535 Details
Trumpets Zoo, for piano Solo2691 Details
Two Pairs of Gloves Shaking Hands, 5 pieces for piano Solo913 Click to View Details
Two Pieces for Clarinet Solo Solo2784 Details
Variations, for double-bass & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1228 Details
Wenn zwei sich lieben, for violin & string orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra2277 Details
Yuval, for Organ Solo4619 Click to View Details
Zu singen un zu sogn, for flute & clarinet Chamber Music / Ensemble713 Details