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Ivry Gitlis
Concerts and Recital
2 CD | 2h 36min | Nr. SWR19005CD
CD 1: » Niccolò Paganini: ViolinConcerto No. 2 b minor op. 7
» Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 3 d minor op. 108 for Violin and Piano
» Claude Debussy: Sonata No. 3 g minor L 140 for Violin and Piano
» Camille Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso a minor op. 28
» Ernest Bloch: Nigun
» Henryk Wieniawski: Polonaise concertante No. 1 D major op. 4
CD 2: » Paul Hindemith: Concerto
» Roman Haubenstock-Ramati: Séquences for Violin and Orchestra
» Béla Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Sz 112 for Violin and Orchestra

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’ 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.