Elyakum Shapirra

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Elyakum Shapirra
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Israeli conductor(1926-2014) who has appeared in a number of countries. (His names also appear as Eliakum and Shapira).

He studied with Leonard Bernstein, becoming one of his assistant conductors at the New York Philharmonic. He also studied with Serge Koussevitzky at Tanglewood, and at the Juilliard School. He was Assistant Conductor with the San Francisco Symphony. He led the New York Philharmonic on tours to Canada and Japan in 1960-61. He was guest conductor with the University of the Pacific in 1961. He became Associate Conductor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1962 to 1967.

He was appointed Chief Conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Sweden 1969-1974.
From 1975 to 1979 was the Chief Conductor of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Australia. He has also been associated with Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra in Netherlands.

Elyakum Shapirra was the first conductor of Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus "The Poem of Fire" in England in 4 May 1972 at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra. Also conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Georges Pludermacher in the posthumous world premiere of Jani Christou's Toccata for Piano and Orchestra (1962), on 23 April 1973 in Oxford.

In 1972 Shapirra made the first commercial recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony in F minor (Study Symphony), with the London Symphony Orchestra.[10] He has also recorded Bruckner's Overture in G minor with the LSO. Other symphonic recordings include Leonard Bernstein's 1st and 2nd symphonies. He has also recorded other standard orchestral repertoire with various orchestras, as well as Israeli, Yemeni and Yiddish songs with popular singers.
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Elyakum Shapirra - Symphony In F Minor - Overture In G Minor album art Bruckner* / Elyakum Shapirra Bruckner* / Elyakum Shapirra - Symphony In F Minor - Overture In G Minor (Album) EMI, His Master's Voice UK 1972 Sell This Version
ACR 1002 Elyakum Shapirra - Martinů • Haydn • Telemann album art Jiri Tancibudek, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra* Conducting Elyakum Shapirra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Conducting Richard Divall Jiri Tancibudek, Adelaide Chamber Orchestra* Conducting Elyakum Shapirra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Conducting Richard Divall - Martinů • Haydn • Telemann(LP, Album) SAREC Records ACR 1002 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
LP 5 Elyakum Shapirra - Israeli Folk Dances  album art Martha Schlamme, Mort Freeman, Israel Folk Dance Orchestra, Elyakum Shapira* Martha Schlamme, Mort Freeman, Israel Folk Dance Orchestra, Elyakum Shapira* - Israeli Folk Dances (10", Album) Israel Music Foundation LP 5 US Unknown Sell This Version
EMS TV 7179 Elyakum Shapirra - Tchaikovsky Swan Lake/The Nutcracker Highlights album art Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Elyakum Shapirra Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Elyakum Shapirra - Tchaikovsky Swan Lake/The Nutcracker Highlights(LP, Album, Pur) EMS Records EMS TV 7179 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
LP 5/6 Elyakum Shapirra - Israeli Folk Dances (Combined First And Second Series) album art Martha Schlamme, Mort Freeman, Israel Folk Dance Orchestra, Elyakum Shapira* Martha Schlamme, Mort Freeman, Israel Folk Dance Orchestra, Elyakum Shapira* - Israeli Folk Dances (Combined First And Second Series)(LP, Album) Israel Music Foundation LP 5/6 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

114 Elyakum Shapirra - Mayim, Mayim - מים׳ מים album art Israel Folk Dance Orchestra Featuring Elyakum* Israel Folk Dance Orchestra Featuring Elyakum* - Mayim, Mayim - מים׳ מים(Shellac, 10") Israel 114 US Unknown Sell This Version
115 Elyakum Shapirra - Hora Aggadati - חורח אורח׳ album art Israel Folk Dance Orchestra Featuring Elyakum* Israel Folk Dance Orchestra Featuring Elyakum* - Hora Aggadati - חורח אורח׳(10") Israel 115 US Unknown Sell This Version