Pinchas Zukerman

Biography

Born: July 16, 1948; Israel  
Israeli-born Pinchas Zukerman has kept his face and music before the public for more than four decades with his wide range of activities: he is a world-class violinist, violist, conductor, and administrator. Zukerman's first instrument was the recorder, his second the clarinet. But soon he took after his father, a violinist of Polish background. By the time he was eight, Zukerman was studying at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, and when he was 12 Read more he moved to New York to matriculate at the Juilliard School. Isaac Stern signed papers to become his legal guardian. Zukerman studied with Ivan Galamian, the Juilliard's avatar of hardcore Russian-school playing, and was also encouraged by cellist Pablo Casals.
After jointly winning the Leventritt Competition with Kyung-Wha Chung in 1966, Zukerman began performing widely. His career as a top-flight international soloist began with his New York debut at Lincoln Center in 1969. Zukerman performed on both violin and viola, taking full advantage of the various repertoires his versatility opened up to him. He played duo sonatas and music for larger chamber ensembles, recorded the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra with Stern, and also began building a career as a conductor. Zukerman performed music from the Baroque era to premieres of new works by Lutoslawski and others. By the early 2000s, Zukerman had made over 100 recordings as a soloist, covering the entire standard violin and viola repertoire.
In 1980, Zukerman was named music director of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. He restored the group's financial health, oversaw a move into a new 2,000-seat theater, and made a series of recordings, both as conductor and soloist, that became mainstays of radio programming. In 1998, as his marriage to Hollywood starlet Tuesday Weld dissolved, Zukerman accepted the music directorship of Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. His efforts there encompassed unusual levels of community and educational outreach; he became a pioneer in the use of videoconferencing and webcasting technology to communicate the immediacy of classical music making. He helped launch the career of the young Russian violin sensation Ilya Gringolts; after seeing a video of Gringolts' playing that his parents had sent from Russia, Zukerman arranged for Gringolts to study at Juilliard with Itzhak Perlman and conducted Gringolts' North American debut with the NAC Orchestra. He remains internationally active as a soloist and guest conductor. Read less

Biography

Born: July 16, 1948; Israel  
Israeli-born Pinchas Zukerman has kept his face and music before the public for more than four decades with his wide range of activities: he is a world-class violinist, violist, conductor, and administrator. Zukerman's first instrument was the recorder, his second the clarinet. But soon he took after his father, a violinist of Polish background. By the time he was eight, Zukerman was studying at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, and when he was 12 Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Cello Concerto in G major RV413 (1992 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413 (1992 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417 (1992 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417 (1992 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Romanze (Larghetto)
3. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G major RV413 (1992 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Cello Concerto in G Major, RV 413 (1992 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417 (1992 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417 (1992 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Cello Concerto in G Minor, RV 417 (1992 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Sinfonia concertante in A Major for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: I. Andante di molto
II. Rondeau. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante cantabile
III. Rondeau. Andante grazioso
Concerto No. 5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219 "Turkish": I. Allegro aperto
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto
Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165 (158a) Motet for Soprano: I. Allegro (Voice)
II. Recitativo - [Andante] (Voice)
III. [Allegro] (Voice)
I. Allegro
II. Recitativo - [Andante]
III. [Allegro]
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Rondo. Tempo di Menuetto
Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, K.314 (285d): I. Allegro aperto
II. Andante ma non troppo
III. Rondeau. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto in canone - Trio
IV. Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Rondo: Allegro
Sinfonia concertante in A Major for Violin, Cello and Orchestra: I. Andante di molto
II. Rondeau. Allegro assai
Grand Overture No. 1 in E-flat Major for Double Orchestra, Op. 18: I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto e spiritoso
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, String Orchestra and Basso continuo in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315 "Summer": I. Allegro non molto - Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Presto
Concerto for Violin, String Orchestra and Basso continuo in F Major, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293 "Autumn": I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, String Orchestra and Basso continuo in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297 "Winter": I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Summer ("L'Estate") Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2: I. Allegro non molto; Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Presto
Autumn ("L'Autumno") Concerto in F Major, Op. 8, No.3: I. Allegro
II. Adgaio molto
III. Allegro
Winter ("L'Inverno") Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4: I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Romanze (Larghetto)
3. Allegro
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Andante
3. Rondo
1. Allegro
2. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Romanza (Andante)
3. Rondo (Allegro vivace)


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