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the early years

Ivry Gitlis

the early years

Format: CD
Label: Rhine Classics
UPC: 4713106280110
Catnr: RH 011
Release date: 02 August 2019
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Label
Rhine Classics
UPC
4713106280110
Catalogue number
RH 011
Release date
02 August 2019
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Artist(s)
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About the album

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 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 (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” (CD2).
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 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 (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” (CD2).

Artist(s)

Ivry Gitlis (violin)

Yitzhak-Meir (Isaac) Gitlis was born in Haifa, Palestine Mandate to Jewish parents, who emigrated in 1921 from Kamianets- Podilskyi, Russia, now Ukraine. Gitlis acquired his first violin when he was five years old and started lessons under M.me Velikovsky together with his friend Zvi Zeitlin. He then studied privately with Mira Ben-Ami, a pupil of Joseph Szigeti. When he was eight, she arranged for him to play for Bronisław Huberman, which prompted a fundraising campaign to allow him to study in France. In 1933 he arrived with his mother in Paris and started to take lessons with Marcel Chailley, husband of the pianist Céliny Chailley-Richez. Being very close to their family, he was introduced to George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud. In that period he...
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Yitzhak-Meir (Isaac) Gitlis was born in Haifa, Palestine Mandate to Jewish parents, who emigrated in 1921 from Kamianets- Podilskyi, Russia, now Ukraine.

Gitlis acquired his first violin when he was five years old and started lessons under M.me Velikovsky together with his friend Zvi Zeitlin. He then studied privately with Mira Ben-Ami, a pupil of Joseph Szigeti.

When he was eight, she arranged for him to play for Bronisław Huberman, which prompted a fundraising campaign to allow him to study in France.

In 1933 he arrived with his mother in Paris and started to take lessons with Marcel Chailley, husband of the pianist Céliny Chailley-Richez. Being very close to their family, he was introduced to George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud.

In that period he decided to change his birth name (Isaac) to Ivry. At 11, Gitlis (Jitlis) entered the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Jules Boucherit, and graduated in 1935.

In 1938–1940, his teachers included George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud in Paris and Carl Flesch in Spa, Belgium and later in London.

In 1940, during World War II, he went to London where he first worked for two years in a war factory and was then assigned to the artists branch of the British Army. He gave numerous concerts for the Allied soldiers and in war factories.

After the war he made his successful debut with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently played with the BBC and all other principal orchestras of Great Britain.

In 1950, in Vienna, he made his first commercial recording with the Paganini/ Wilhelmj Concerto under the baton of Kurt Woss (Remington RLP-149-20).


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Disc #1
01.
Violin Sonata (No.3) in E major, IPH 175: 1. Ruhig bewegt
03:22
(Paul Hindemith) Ivry Gitlis, Maurice Perrin
02.
Violin Sonata (No.3) in E major, IPH 175: 2. Langsam – Sehr lebhaft
06:11
(Paul Hindemith) Ivry Gitlis, Maurice Perrin
03.
Mythes, 3 Pieces for violin and piano, Op.30, M29: No.1 La Fontaine d’Arethuse
05:27
(Karol Szymanowski) Ivry Gitlis, Maurice Perrin
04.
Baal Shem, Suite for violin and piano (1923): No.2 Nigun (Improvisation). Adagio non troppo
06:16
(Ernest Bloch) Ivry Gitlis, Maurice Perrin
05.
radio announce
00:41
(Various) Ivry Gitlis
06.
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 (1878): 2. Canzonetta. Andante –
05:05
(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Ivry Gitlis, Odette Pigault
07.
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 (1878): 3. Finale. Allegro vivacissimo -fades away at letter C-
01:40
(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Ivry Gitlis, Odette Pigault
08.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944): 1. Tempo di ciaccona
07:26
(Bela Bartok) Ivry Gitlis
09.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944): 2. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo
03:51
(Bela Bartok) Ivry Gitlis
10.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944): 3. Melodia. Adagio
05:33
(Bela Bartok) Ivry Gitlis
11.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124 (1944): 4. Presto -abridged-
02:26
(Bela Bartok) Ivry Gitlis
12.
radio announce
00:15
(Various) Ivry Gitlis
13.
Poeme for violin and piano, Op.25 (1896): Lento e misterioso – Animato – Poco Lento – Allegro – Tempo I°
14:16
(Ernest Chausson) Odette Pigault, Ivry Gitlis
14.
radio announce
00:06
(Ernest Chausson) Odette Pigault, Ivry Gitlis
15.
Guitarre, Op.45 No.2
02:44
(Moritz Moszkowski) Odette Pigault, Ivry Gitlis
16.
Hebrew Melody, Op.33
05:16
(Joseph Achron) André Collard, Ivry Gitlis
17.
Baal Shem, Suite for violin and piano: No.2 Nigun (Improvisation). Adagio non troppo
05:48
(Ernest Bloch) André Collard, Ivry Gitlis

Disc #2
01.
Sonata in G minor, B.g5 “The Devil’s Trill”: 1. Largo affettuoso
02:50
(Giuseppe Tartini) Ivry Gitlis, Antonio Beltrami
02.
Sonata in G minor, B.g5 “The Devil’s Trill”: 2. Tempo giusto della scuola tartinista (Allegro moderato)
01:33
(Giuseppe Tartini) Ivry Gitlis, Antonio Beltrami
03.
Sonata in G minor, B.g5 “The Devil’s Trill”: 3. Andante–Allegroassai–Adagio–Allegroassai–Cadenza–Andante
07:32
(Giuseppe Tartini) Ivry Gitlis, Antonio Beltrami
04.
Capriccio-Valse, in E major, Op.7 (1852/53)
06:05
(Henryk Wieniawski) Ivry Gitlis, Antonio Beltrami
05.
Polonaise de concert No.1 in D major, Op.4 (1852)
04:27
(Henryk Wieniawski) Ivry Gitlis, Antonio Beltrami
06.
Violin solo Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5. Chaconne
12:33
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Ivry Gitlis, Florencia Batzin
07.
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108: 1. Allegro
06:40
(Johannes Brahms) Ivry Gitlis, Florencia Batzin
08.
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108: 2. Adagio
03:59
(Johannes Brahms) Ivry Gitlis, Florencia Batzin
09.
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108: 3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
02:34
(Johannes Brahms) Florencia Batzin, Ivry Gitlis
10.
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108: 4. Presto agitato
04:54
(Johannes Brahms) Ivry Gitlis, Florencia Batzin
11.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124: 1. Tempo di ciaccona
06:42
(Béla Bartók) Ivry Gitlis
12.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124: 2. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo
03:41
(Béla Bartók) Ivry Gitlis
13.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124: 3. Melodia. Adagio
04:52
(Béla Bartók) Ivry Gitlis
14.
Violin Solo Sonata, Sz.117, BB 124: 4. Presto
04:10
(Béla Bartók) Ivry Gitlis
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