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The Early Years, Birth of a Legend

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Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
02-08-2019
Barcode:
4713106280110
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
RH011
The Early Years, Birth of a Legend
The Early Years, Birth of a Legend

Description

Early recordings, dated 1949-1963, by the great violinist Ivry Gitlis, including works by Bloch, Hindemith, Bartok, Tchaikovsky Bach, Tartini and Brahms.

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 (CD1). During the preliminary stages of the competition, a rumour 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 (23 October 1963). 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".

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Hindemith: Violin Sonata (No.3) in E major, IPH 175 - 1. Ruhig bewegt
  3. Hindemith: Violin Sonata (No.3) in E major, IPH 175 - 2. Langsam Sehr lebhaft
  4. Szymanowski: Mythes, 3 Pieces for violin and piano, Op.30, M29 - No.1 La Fontaine dArethuse
  5. Bloch: Baal Shem, Suite for violin and piano (1923) - No.2 Nigun (Improvisation). Adagio non troppo
  6. radio announcement
  7. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 (1878) - 2. Canzonetta. Andante
  8. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 (1878) - 3. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo -fades away at letter C
  9. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944) - 1. Tempo di ciaccona
  10. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944) - 2. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo
  11. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944) - 3. Melodia. Adagio
  12. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944) - 4. Presto -abridged
  13. radio announcement
  14. Chausson: Poeme for violin and piano, Op.25 (1896) - Lento e misterioso Animato Poco Lento Allegro Tempo I°
  15. radio announcement
  16. Moszkowski: Guitarre, Op.45 No.2
  17. Achron: Hebrew Melody, Op.33
  18. Tartini: Sonata in G minor, B.g5 The Devils Trill - 2. Tempo giusto della scuola tartinista (Allegro moderato)
  19. Tartini: Sonata in G minor, B.g5 The Devils Trill - 3. AndanteAllegroassaiAdagioAllegroassaiCadenzaAndante
  20. Wieniawski: Capriccio-Valse, in E major, Op.7 (1852/53)
  21. Wieniawski: Polonaise de concert No.1 in D major, Op.4 (1852)
  22. J S Bach: Violin solo Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 - 5. Chaconne
  23. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 - 1. Allegro
  24. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 - 2. Adagio
  25. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 - 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  26. Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 - 4. Presto agitato
  27. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 - 1. Tempo di ciaccona
  28. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 - 2. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo
  29. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 - 3. Melodia. Adagio
  30. Bartok: Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 - 4. Presto
  31. Bloch: Baal Shem, Suite for violin and piano - No.2 Nigun (Improvisation). Adagio non troppo 1. Tartini: Sonata in G minor, B.g5 The Devils Trill - 1. Largo affettuoso
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