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associate professor of music, stanford university

Coming soon:
Miracles and Mud - Music for strings by Jonathan Berger
Naxos Records, American Masters Series - release in Spring 2007

Tears in Your Hand
(piano trio)

Premiere: Lively Arts at Stanford, January 10, 2007
Commissioned by the Gryphon Trio

- concerto for violin

April 23 2007, Livia Sohn, violin
Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Jindong Cai, conductor

Fifth String Quartet

Commissioned by Chamber Music, Denver
St Lawrence String Quartet - 2007-08 season

selected works

chamber music

Tears in Your Hand

The Gryphon Trio

Doubles (2004)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet

commissioned by the Hudson Valley Chamber Circle for the St Lawrence String Quartet.

Miracles and Mud (2001)

The St. Lawrence String Quartet

recorded at the Spoletto Music Festival, 2003

Eli Eli

The St. Lawrence String Quartet

 in memory of Daniel Pearl. Premiered at the first Daniel Pearl Music Days concert, Stanford. 2002
performed as part of the Pilobolus dance company 2003 tour with the St. Lawrence String Quartet

orchestral music

Violin Concerto (2007)

Eli Eli (2006)
San Jose Chamber Symphony

Concerto for piano

Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts
Premiered by the Radio Orchestra of Riyeke

Sasha Toperich, piano

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra (.wav)

Irit Livni, viola,
The Israel National Symphony

Pause (.wav)

The Detroit Symphony Winds and Brass


Interlude from The Three Christs of Ypsilante


The Fires of the Night

(3 'celli  and orchestra)


solo piano

My Lai (.wav)

Sasha Toperich, piano

performances include New York, Washington DC, Paris

Landarico (.wav)

Sasha Toperich, piano

performances include Carnegie Hall, NY (Nohema Fernandez, piano), Merkin Hall, Washington, San Francisco, Paris, New Haven (Sara Laimon, piano),  Tel Aviv, Denver, New York, San Francisco (Sasha Toperich, piano)
Commissioned by the National Endoment for the Arts - performer's commissioning grant

Stick Dance (.wav)

Edna Koren, piano

violin solo

Sink or Swim (.wav)

Livia Sohn, violin

recorded at the Daniel Pearl Music Day Concert, Stanford 2003

for amos

The Shadow of Wings

vocal music

Three Songs for Jerusalem

I - Yehuda Halevi
II - Y. Amichai
III - I. Manger

Allison Zelles, soprano
American Baroque

commissioned for the 3000th anniversary of the city of Jerusalem

The Blind Seer of Ambon (soprano and piano)

Song cycle on text by WS Merwin

Diameters (voice and computer)

Text by Y. Amichai

electroacoustic music

Jiyeh (2006)

8 channel


4 channel

Bourges Prize, 1987

An Island of Tears

4 channel

Bourges Prize, 1991

The Lead Plates of the Rom Press     

'cello and computer
Commissioned by WDR
soprano, string quartet, computer
Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts
harpsichord and computer
Comnmissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Arts Council

works using sonification

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1987-2006. All rights reserved, Jonathan Berger and/or Maor Music Publications (ASCAP) 

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