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Joseph Achron (Composer)

Born: 1st May 1886, Lazdijai, Lithuania

Died: 29th April 1943, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A

Nationality: Russian

Joseph Yulyevich Achron, also seen as Akhron (Russian: Иосиф Юльевич Ахрон, Hebrew: יוסף אחרון) was a Russian-born Jewish composer and violinist, who settled in the United States. His preoccupation with Jewish elements and his desire to develop a "Jewish" harmonic and contrapuntal idiom, underscored and informed much of his work. His friend, the composer Arnold Schoenberg, described Achron in his obituary as "one of the most underrated modern composers".

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