Ivry Gitlis: The Early Years, Birth of a Legend

Release Date: 8/2/2019
Catalog Number: RH 011
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Yitzhak-Meir (Isaac) Gitlis was born in Haifa, Palestine Mandate to Jewish parents, who emigrated in 1921 from Kamianets-Podilskyi, Russia, now Ukraine. In 1951, as suggested by his teacher Alice Pashkus, Gitlis participated in the Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris, where he took fifth place. During the preliminary stages of the competition a rumor circulated that he had stolen a Stradivarius violin during the war, which caused a scandal on the day of the final. Six years after the fall of Hitler, being a Jew in France was still causing debate. In 1963, he was the first Israeli violinist to play in the Soviet Union. He gave a series of concerts under the cultural exchange program of the Soviet Union and Israel, starting in Vilnius. His other concerts were given in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev and Odessa. In the same year, invited by Giancarlo Menotti, he played in Italy at Spoleto’s “6th Festival dei Due Mondi.” This release features early recordings from Gitlis, dated between 1949 and 1963.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in E major by Paul Hindemith
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Germany
2. Myths (3), Op. 30: no 1, La fontaine d'Aréthuse by Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; Poland
3. Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923 ; USA
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 2nd movement, Andante by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Odette Pigault (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
5. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35: 3rd movement, Allegro vivacissimo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Odette Pigault (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Russia
6. Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
7. Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer: Odette Pigault (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; France
8. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 45: no 2, Guitarre by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer: Odette Pigault (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
9. Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33 by Joseph Achron
Performer: André Collard (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; Poland
10. Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer: André Collard (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1923 ; USA
11. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, B g5 "Devil's Trill" by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer: Antonio Beltrami (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Baroque
12. Capriccio-Valse in E major, Op. 7 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer: Antonio Beltrami (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854 ;
13. Polonaise brillante for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 4 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer: Antonio Beltrami (Piano), Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Russia
14. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
15. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888 ; Austria
16. Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
17. Polonaise brillante for Violin and Piano no 1 in D major, Op. 4 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin), Antonio Beltrami (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Russia
18. Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1720 ; Cöthen, Germany
19. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888 ; Austria
20. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886-1888 ; Austria
21. Sonata for Violin solo, Sz 117 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; USA
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