Ivry Gitlis: Concertos and Recital | SWR Music SWR19005CD

Ivry Gitlis: Concertos and Recital


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Label: SWR Music

Cat No: SWR19005CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 29th January 2016



Born in Haifa, Israel, but based in Paris for much of his life, the violinist Ivry Gitlis is a legend among violinists. Born in 1922, Gitlis is one of the most eminent musicians of the 20th century who, even today, occasionally performs and gives lessons. You might call him the György Cziffra of the violin – a man capable of impassioned, spontaneous and delicate playing, whose performances and recordings covered almost all areas of the classical, romantic and contemporary repertoire; a cosmopolitan who cooperated with so many noted musicians –Leonard Bernstein, Martha Argerich, George Szell and Hans Rosbaud, to name only a few.

These two CDs contain several highlights of Gitlis’s recording career – among them the second Bartók concerto, named Recording of the Year in 1972, and Paganini’s second violin concerto, which Gitlis rarely performed.

Booklet includes an interview with Ivry Gitlis and recent photos of the 93 year-old artist.


Paganini - Violin Concerto no.2 in B minor, op.7 (rec. 1972)
Hindemith - Violin Concerto (1939) (rec. 1962)
Haubenstock-Ramati - Séquences for Violin and Orchestra (rec. 1962)
Bartók - Violin Concerto no.2, Sz112 (rec. 1985)

Recital (rec. 1986)
Brahms - Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, op.108
Debussy - Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
Saint-Saëns - Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, op.28
Bloch - Nigun (No.2 from Baal Shem)
Wieniawski - Polonaise for Violin and Piano in D major, op.4

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