We see tremendous interest.
Arnold Schoenberg called him "one of the most under-rated modern composers"; Jascha Heifetz considered him "one of our foremost modern composers."
In less than a year, the Joseph Achron Society received e-mails from conductors, performers, scholars, librarians, administrators, and publishers in over six countries. Our website has been accessed by google searches in nearly 30 languages, and we are the topic of several news articles.
We see an opportunity and a need.
We are fulfilling that need.
The Joseph Achron Society is a hub for international interest in Joseph Achron. Within a few months of our founding, a Japanese violin-maker contacted us in search of a photo of Achron to include in the "Famous String Players Calendar" that he produces every year. A South African librarian asked about literature on Achron's life. A Polish-Lithuanian cultural organization wanted to organize a concert of Achron's music in his birthplace. A Spanish violinist requested the manuscripts to Achron's rare concerto cadenzas. A Dutch pianist sent us his fascinating arrangements of Achron's music for piano trio. In 2012, we helped the Båstad Chamber Music Festival in Sweden acquire the rare sheet music to Achron's delightful "Children's Suite" for clarinet, string quartet, and piano, for a feature performance in their June Festival.