Gil Shaham

Biography

Born: February 19, 1971; USA  
Violinist Gil Shaham entered the international spotlight in the 1990s as one of several young solo violinists vying for the attention of audiences the world over. Aided by positive publicity and an enviable recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, Shaham proved with performances as a recitalist and through guest appearances with major orchestras that he was an artist beyond the need for public relations buildup -- an artist whose musical Read more gifts would assure him an ongoing presence among the world's leading string players.
At the age of two, Shaham moved with his parents from Illinois to Israel, where, at the age of seven, he began studies with Samuel Bernstein at the Rubin Academy of Music. Shortly thereafter, he was awarded the first of a series of annual scholarships granted through the American Israel Cultural Foundation. In 1981, he made debuts with both the Israel Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony. The following year, he placed first in the Claremont Competition in Israel and left to enter the Juilliard School of Music in New York as a scholarship student and, later, to attend Columbia University. Eight years later, in 1990, Shaham was given the Avery Fisher Career Grant, preparatory to embarkining on a performing career.
His relationship with Deutsche Grammophon has produced a number of distinguished recordings, two of them Grammy nominees and another (a solo disc with pianist André Previn) a Grammy winner. In September 1998, he undertook a tour of mainland China which included performances with principal orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai.
During the 1998-1999 season, Shaham participated in a two-week series of concerts by Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra devoted to the music of Béla Bartók. Resulting from this mini festival was a recording holding Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2 as well as the two Rhapsodies for Violin and Orchestra. For Deutsche Grammophon, Shaham has recorded the violin concertos of Bruch, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Saint-Saëns, Sibelius, and Tchaikovsky, with the late Giuseppe Sinopoli directing the New York Philharmonic and the Philharmonia Orchestra. His Grammy-nominated coupling of the Barber and Korngold concertos was done in collaboration with André Previn and the London Symphony Orchestra, as was a disc offering the First and Second Prokofiev concertos, also a Grammy nominee.
Among the composers represented on his solo discs are Elgar, Franck, Kreisler, Ravel, Schumann, and Strauss. Best-selling collections have included Dvorák for Two, recorded with accompaniment by Shaham's sister, pianist Orli Shaham, and Paganini for Two performed with guitarist Göran Söllscher. Also achieving remarkable sales volume was a DG recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Shaham's Grammy-winning disc with pianist André Previn included a new sonata written by Previn for his violinist collaborator. In the summer of 2001, Deutsche Grammophon released a recording featuring Gil Shaham performing John Williams' Violin Concerto with the composer conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Shaham settled in New York with his wife, the violinist Adele Anthony. The instrument he has played for his recordings and public performances is a Stradivarius, the 1699 "Countess Polignac." The artist's playing is marked by a warm, flowing tone allied with a strong and comprehensive technique. Shaham has continued to prove himself a violinist more concerned with musical values than with showmanship. His seriousness as a musician has made him a favored partner for many of the world's leading conductors, and other instrumentalists have been eager to collaborate with him in chamber music performances. Read less
Bach: Solo Sonatas & Partitas / Gil Shaham
Release Date: 03/10/2015   Label: Canary Classics  
Catalog: 14   Number of Discs: 2
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Biography

Born: February 19, 1971; USA  
Violinist Gil Shaham entered the international spotlight in the 1990s as one of several young solo violinists vying for the attention of audiences the world over. Aided by positive publicity and an enviable recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon, Shaham proved with performances as a recitalist and through guest appearances with major orchestras that he was an artist beyond the need for public relations buildup -- an artist whose musical Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Adagio
II. Fugue: Allegro
III. Siciliana
IV. Presto
I. Allemanda
II. Double
III. Corrente
IV. Double. Presto
V. Sarabanda
VI. Double
VII. Tempo di Bourree
VIII. Double
I. Grave
II. Fuga
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue
V. Ciaccona
I. Adagio
II. Fugue
III. Largo
IV. Allegro assai
I. Preludio
II. Loure
III. Gavotte en rondeau
IV. Menuett I-II
V. Bourree
VI. Gigue
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto in moto perpetuo
I. Andante
I. Allegretto
II. Allegro
II. Adagio
I. Introduction: Largo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro di molto
IV. Choral: Langsamer Marsch
I. Toccata
II. Aria I
III. Aria II
IV. Capriccio
I. Moderato con moto - Agitato - Tempo primo
II. Vivace - Animando - Largamente - Cadenza
III. Passacaglia
Pärt: Tabula rasa - 1. Ludus: Con moto
Pärt: Tabula rasa - 2. Silentium: Senza moto
Pärt: The Beatitudes
Pärt: Nunc Dimittis (2001)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
R. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat, Op.18 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
R. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat, Op.18 - 2. Improvisation (Andante cantabile)
R. Strauss: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat, Op.18 - 3. Finale (Andante-Allegro)
Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op.12
Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op.12
1. Allegro molto
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piů presto
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Vivace non troppo - Poco meno allegro - Tempo I
Doctor Hu and the Meta Sequoia
Trunks, Branches and Leaves
The Tree Sings
Moderato
Slowly (in peaceful Contemplation)
Broadly (Maestoso) - Quickly
Franck: Sonata For Violin And Piano In A - 1. Allegretto ben moderato
Franck: Sonata For Violin And Piano In A - 2. Allegro- Quasi lento- Tempo 1 (Allegro)
Franck: Sonata For Violin And Piano In A - 3. Recitativo - Fantasia (Ben moderato - Largamente - Molto vivace)
Franck: Sonata For Violin And Piano In A - 4. Allegretto poco mosso
1. Liturgie de cristal
2. Vocalise, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps
3. Abîme des oiseaux
4. Intermčde
5. Louange ŕ l'Eternité de Jésus
6. Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes
7. Fouillis d'arcs-en-ciel, pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps
8. Louange ŕ l'Immortalité de Jésus
Pärt: Tabula rasa - 1. Ludus: Con moto
Pärt: Tabula rasa - 2. Silentium: Senza moto
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante tranquillo
3. Allegro molto
1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
2. Andante con moto e poco rubato
3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso
1. Moderato
2. Andante
3. Allegro
1. Allegro molto e con brio
2. Andantino cantabile
3. Vivace giocoso
1. Méditation in D minor
2. Scherzo in C minor
3. Mélodie in E flat
1. Allegro, ma non troppo
2. Poco sostenuto
3. Allegro molto
1. Allegro moderato
2. Allegro maestoso
3. Allegro appassionato
4. Larghetto
1. Allegro risoluto
2. Larghetto
3. Scherzo. Molto vivace
4. Finale. Allegro
Romanza andaluza Op.22, No.1
Romanza andaluza Op.22, No.1
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19 - 1. Andantino
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19 - 2. Scherzo. Vivacissimo
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1 in D, Op.19 - 3. Moderato
Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.115 - 1. Moderato
Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.115 - 2. Andante dolce
Prokofiev: Sonata for Solo Violin, Op.115 - 3. Con brio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in G minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin and Strings in F minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
Kreisler: Violin Concerto in C major "In the style of Vivaldi" - 1. Allegro moderato e maestoso
Kreisler: Violin Concerto in C major "In the style of Vivaldi" - 2. Andante doloroso
Kreisler: Violin Concerto in C major "In the style of Vivaldi" - 3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto in moto perpetuo
1. Moderato nobile
2. Romance: Andante
3. Finale: Allegro assai vivace
No. 2 The Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
No. 3 Dogberry and Verges
No. 4 Intermezzo
No. 5 Masquerade
Allegro spiritoso
Adagio, assai espressivo
Rondeau. Allegretto con brio, scherzando
Larghetto
Presto Variato - Variazione
Andante largo
Allegretto
Andante
Allegro vivo e spiritoso - Minore
Adagio cantabile
Rondoncino. Andantino, Tempo di Polacca - Minore
Adagio cantabile
Rondo. Andantino. Allegretto - Minore - Maggiore
1. Introduction. Allegro
2. Thčme. Tempo alla Marcia -
Var. I -
Var. II. Vigoroso -
Var. III.
3. Finale
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio di molto
3. Allegro, ma non tanto
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta (Andante)
3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Preghiera. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Allegro giocoso
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romance. Andante non troppo
3. Allegro con fuoco-Allegro moderato (ŕ la Zingara)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Adagio
3. Rondo (Allegro spirituoso)
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andantino quasi allegretto
3. Molto moderato e maestoso
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 2. Adagio
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 3. Finale (Allegro energico)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace


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