Ivry Gitlis

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Ivry Gitlis
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Ivry Gitlis at home (Paris, 2010)
Background information
Birth name Ivry (Isaac) Gitlis
Born (1922-08-25) 25 August 1922 (age 91)
Haifa, Palestine Mandate, now Israel
Genres Classical
Occupations Violinist, pedagogue, writer, actor
Instruments Violin
Years active 1949 to present
Notable instruments
the "Giovanni Battista Rogeri", 1699
the "Chant du Cygne" Stradivarius, 1737
the "Ysaye" Guarnerius, 1740
the "Sancy" Stradivarius, 1713

Ivry Gitlis (Hebrew: עברי גיטליס‎; born Haifa, Israel 25 August,[1] 1922) is an Israeli violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. He has performed with the world's top orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and many of his recordings are considered reference[by whom?].

Life[edit]

Isaac Gitlis, born in Haifa, Palestine Mandate, to Jewish parents, emigrated in 1921 from Kamianets-Podilskyi, Russia, now Ukraine. Gitlis got his first violin when he was 5 and started his lessons under Mme Velikovsky, together with his friend Zvi Zeitlin, than he studied privately with Mme Mira Ben-Ami (a pupil of Joseph Szigeti).[citation needed] When he was 8, she arranged for him to play for Bronisław Huberman which was prompted a fundraising campaign to allow him to study in France.[citation needed] 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 introduced him to George Enescu and Jacques Thibaud. In that period he decided to change his birth name (Isaac[2]) in Ivry. At 11, Ivry Gitlis (Jitlis) entered the Conservatoire de Paris in Jules Boucherit class, winning a Premier Prix in 1935. Later, in 1939–1940, his teachers included George Enescu[3] and Jacques Thibaud, in Paris, Carl Flesch, in Spa, Belgium and later in London.

In 1951, as suggested by his teacher Alice Pashkus,[4] he participated at the Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris, where he took fifth place. During preliminary stages of the Competition, a rumor circulated that he'd stolen a Stradivarius 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.[5] In the same year, Gitlis made his debut in Paris, playing a recital at the 'Salle Gaveau', sponsored by the music manager Marcel de Valmalète (9 July 1951).

In the 50s, he moved to the United States where he met Jascha Heifetz. There he started several tours, including those conducted by Eugene Ormandy (Tchaikovsky, in Philadelphia) and George Szell (Sibelius, in New York). Back in Europe, between 1953 and 1955, he recorded, for the Vox label, concertos by Berg (Concerto à la mémoire d'un ange which won the Grand Prix du Disque), Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky and. with the renowned conductor Jascha Horenstein, Bartòk, Bruch and Sibelius.[citation needed]

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 from Vilna (23 October 1963). His other concerts were given in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev and Odessa.[6]

In 1968 he participated in John Lennon's project, The Dirty Mac, in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus film project.

Many composers were fascinated by his sound and way of playing, among which are: René Leibowitz who dedicated the "Violin Concerto Op.50" (1958) to him; Bruno Maderna writing "Piece for Ivry" (1971), which Gitlis never recorded; Yannis Xenakis with "Mykka(s)", which Gitlis premièred in 1972; Roman Haubenstock-Ramati with "Sequences" for Violin and Orchestra (1972); Charles Harold Bernstein with two works for solo violin, inspired by Gitlis, "Rhapsodie Israélienne" and "Romantic Suite" (1984).

In 1972, he founded the Festival de Vence, famous for its innovative programming. He has often visited Japan where he is popular.[7]

In 1975 he acted in a dramatic role as Hypnotist in François Truffaut's film, The Story of Adele H..

In 1990 Gitlis was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.[8] His stated aim is the "support of education and culture of peace and tolerance".

Ivry Gitlis is a commentator (along with Itzhak Perlman) all the way through the DVD The Art of Violin (2000) which showcases performances and gives biographical details of many of the great violinists of the 20th century.

Since the end of the sixties, Gitlis has resided in Paris, France.

In 2008, he became patron of the Paris based Association "inspiration(s)", whose aim is to make classical music accessible to all.

At various stages in his career, he played on a 1699 Giovanni Battista Rogeri, which he sold to famed violin author Sidney Bowden,[9] the 1737 "Chant du Cygne" Antonio Stradivari[10] and the 1740 "Ysaye" Guarneri del Gesù.[11] Ivry Gitlis currently owns the 1713 "Sancy" Antonio Stradivari.[12]

He is a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music.[13]

Quotes[edit]

  • "Dear young colleagues of the up-and-coming generation, please have the courage to be yourselves, to take risks and not be copies of your recordings or of others'. Practice your instrument in order to free yourself from any psycho-technical constraint, to be able to create when you play. Listen to your inner ear, which is connected directly to your hearth and spirit, the one that tells you what you feel is you! And the one you don't feel isn't you. Remember that a beautiful "wrong" note by a Kreisler, a Thibaud, a Casals or a Callas is worth more than a thousand so-called "right" notes and that playing that is hygienically and clinically correct is not necessarily a sign of good health! Take heart! Good health to you!" (I.G., January 2007)[14][15]
  • "... don't be so polite with the music, it's like being in love!" (I.G., during a masterclass, 31 October 2011)
  • "Sheet music is a bunch of black marks; they have no significance ... I play violin, but in order to play well you have to be much more than a violin player. There is an entire world that lives together with it, like the currents in the ocean; and in any event, often I don't use sheet music at all, but improvise." (I.G., October 2012)[16]

Complete Recordings[edit]

Sortable lists, in chronological order.

Official, commercial releases[edit]

composer arranger work orchestra / conductor / accompanist / other musicians rec. date first release A=audio V=video info and note
Paganini, Niccolò Wilhelmj, August Violin Concerto No.1, in D Major (Allegro maestoso + cadenza: Émile Sauret) The Austrian Symphony Orchestra / Kurt Wöss 1950, Vienna LP, Remington RLP-149-20 A first official recording – no CD release
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.35 (2nd & first bars 3rd mvt) Odette Pigault, piano 1951, June (Paris, Concours Long-Thibaud Competition – 5th Prize) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First transmission date: 12 August 1951 / First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1951, 8 December (Paris) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Chausson, Ernest Poème, Op.25 Odette Pigault, piano 1953, 13 March (Paris) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Moszkovski, Moritz Sarasate, Pablo de Guitarre, Op.45/2 Odette Pigault, piano 1953, 13 March (Paris) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Achron, Joseph Hebrew Melody, Op.33 André Collard, piano 1953, 25 March (Paris) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Bloch, Ernest Nigun (No.2 from "Baal-Shem") André Collard, piano 1953, 25 March (Paris) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto 'To the memory of an angel' (1935) Pro Musica Symphony Vienna (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / William Strickland 1953, Vienna LP, VOX PL9020 A Grand Prix du Disque
Berg, Alban Chamber Concerto, for violin, piano and 13 wind instruments (1923–25) Pro Musica Bläservereinigung Wien / Charlotte Lois Zelka, piano / Harold Byrns 1953, Vienna LP, VOX PL9020 A no CD release
Mendelssohn, Felix Violin Concerto, in E minor, Op.64 Pro Musica Symphony Vienna (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / Hans Swarowsky 1954, Vienna LP, VOX PL8840 A
Mendelssohn, Felix Violin Concerto, in E minor, Op.64, I. Allegro molto appassionato Pro Musica Symphony Vienna (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / Hans Swarowsky 1963 TV footage, discovered by 'Meloclassic' V playback video over the 1954 VOX rec.
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.35 Pro Musica Symphony Vienna (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) / Heinrich Hollreiser 1954, Vienna LP, VOX PL8840 A
Tartini, Giuseppe Kreisler, Fritz Sonata in G minor, B.g5 'Il Trillo del Diavolo' Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955, 18 February (RAI, MIlano) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Wieniawski, Henryk Capriccio-Valse, Op.7 Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955, 18 February (RAI, MIlano) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Wieniawski, Henryk Polonaise Brillante (No.1) in D major, Op.4 Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955, 18 February (RAI, MIlano) CD, Meloclassic MC2021 A First Edition, 2014 (Radio Studio recordings)
Stravinsky, Igor Violin Concerto in D (1931) Concerts Colonne Orchestra / Harold Byrns 1955, Paris LP, VOX PL9410 A
Stravinsky, Igor Duo Concertant, for violin and piano (1931–32) Charlotte Lois Zelka, piano 1955, Paris LP, VOX PL9410 A no CD release
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein 1955/9/10, Vienna LP, VOX PL9020 A
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1955/9 LP, VOX PL9020 A
Bruch, Max Violin Concerto No.1, in G minor, Op.26 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein 1955/9/10, Vienna LP, VOX PL9660 A
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto, in D minor, Op.47 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein 1955/9/10, Vienna LP, VOX PL9660 A
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto, in D minor, Op.47 New York Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell 1955/12/18, New York CD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live, USA début – Diapason d'Or
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) Westphalia Symphony Orchestra / Hubert Reichert 1961 LP, VOX PL11980 A first CD release 1999
Leibowitz, René Violin Concerto Op.50 (1958, dedicated to Ivry Gitlis) Hannover Radio Symphonieorkester / René Leibowitz 1961/1/20, Hannover CD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live, world première – Diapason d'Or
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra / Hans Rosbaud 1962, Baden-Baden CD, Music & Arts MACD0627 A live
Brahms, Johannes Violin Sonata No.3, in D minor, Op.108, I. Allegro Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1962/6/5, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007 / watch video
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124, III. Melodia: Adagio 1962/6/5, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Elgar, Edward La Capricieuse, Op.17 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1962/6/5, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Wieniawski, Henryk Polonaise brillante (No.1), in D major, Op.4 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1962/6/5, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.35 Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Francesco Mander 1965/6/13, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.1, in D Major Op.6 (cadenza: Émile Sauret) Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanislaw Wislocki 1966, Warsaw LP, Philips 6504 019 / Polskie Nagrania A
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.2, in B minor Op.7 'La Campanella' (cadenza: Ivry Gitlis) Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanislaw Wislocki 1966, Warsaw LP, Philips 6504 019 / Polskie Nagrania A
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.2, in B minor Op.7 'La Campanella', III. Rondò Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanislaw Wislocki 1966/10/2, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V playback video (over the 1966 Philips rec.)
Franck, César Violin Sonata in A major, M.8 -segments- Philippe Entremont, piano 1966/5/14, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) Bamberg Symphonieorkester / Sixten Ehrling 1966/5/19, Bamberg CD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live – Diapason d'Or
Paganini, Niccolò Kreisler, Fritz 'La Campanella', Rondò (from Violin Concerto No.2) Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Kreisler, Fritz Caprice No.20, Op.1, MS 25 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Kreisler, Fritz Caprice No.13, Op.1, MS 25 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Auer, Leopold Caprice No.24, Op.1, MS 25 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò I Palpiti, Op.13, MS 77 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Gitlis, Ivry Cantabile, in D major, Op.17, MS 109 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Sonatina in E minor, Op.3 No.6, MS 27 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Gitlis, Ivry Minuetto, in F major (1836) Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP, Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable'
Paganini, Niccolò Auer, Leopold Caprice No.24, Op.1, MS 25 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967/5/31, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V same session of the Philips audio recording – Diapason d'Or
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto 'To the memory of an angel' (1935) Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Fritz Rieger 1967/7/06, Paris CD, Decca 5CD 5346246 A live, first release, 2013 (CD4)
Saint-Saëns, Camille Ysaÿe, Eugène Caprice pour violon et orchestre, in D major (from 'Etude en forme de Valse', Op.52 No.6) Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Edouard van Remoortel 1968/3/7-10, Monte-Carlo LP, Philips 6504 055 A world première recording
Saint-Saëns, Camille Violin Concerto No.2, in C major, Op.58 Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Edouard van Remoortel 1968/3/7-10, Monte-Carlo LP, Philips 6504 055 A world première recording
Saint-Saëns, Camille Violin Concerto No.4 (Morceau de concert), in G major, Op.62 'Inachevé' Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Edouard van Remoortel 1968/3/7-10, Monte-Carlo LP, Philips 6504 055 A world première recording
Wieniawski, Henryk Capriccio-Valse, in E major, Op.7 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1968/4/12, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Franck, César Violin Sonata in A major, II. Allegro – Quasi lento – Tempo I° Georges Pludermacher, piano 1969/2/9, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Wieniawski, Henryk Violin Concerto No.1, in F-sharp minor, Op.14 ('version pratique' with shortened orchestral introduction in the 1st movement) Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Jean-Claude Casadesus 1969/7/3-8, Monte-Carlo LP, Philips 6504 001 A
Wieniawski, Henryk Violin Concerto No.2, in D minor, Op.22 Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Jean-Claude Casadesus 1969/7/3-8, Monte-Carlo LP, Philips 6504 001 A
Brahms, Johannes Double Concerto, for violin and cello, in A minor, Op.102 Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Maurice Gendron, cello / Michel Tabachnik 1970/12/08, Paris CD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live – Diapason d'Or
Brahms, Johannes Double Concerto, for violin and cello, in A minor, Op.102 Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Maurice Gendron, cello / Michel Tabachnik 1971/2/03, Paris CD, Decca 5CD 5346246 A live, first release, 2013 (CD4)
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, in A minor Op.28 Georges Pludermacher, piano 1971/11/17, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.2, in B minor Op.7 'La Campanella' (cadenza: Ivry Gitlis) Stuttgart Radio Symphonieorkester / Stanislaw Skrowaczewski 1972/06/13, Stuttgart CD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live – Diapason d'Or
Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman 'Sequences' für Violine und Orchester ORF-Symphonieorchester / Milan Horvat 1972/11/29, Vienna LP, Amadeo 415 314–1 A vinyl release, 1984 – no CD release
Moszkovski, Moritz Sarasate, Pablo de Guitarre, Op.45 No.2 Georges Pludermacher, piano 1973/8/21, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Albéniz, Isaac Kreisler, Fritz Malagueña, Op.165 No.3 (from 'España') Georges Pludermacher, piano 1973/8/21, Paris DVD, EMI classic archive 50 V live, reprint 2007
Franck, César Violin Sonata, in A major, II. Allegro – Quasi lento – Tempo I° Georges Pludermacher, piano 1974/10/5, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Mendelssohn, Felix Violin Concerto, in E minor, Op.64, III. Allegro molto vivace (without intro) Orchestra conducted by Michel Legrand 1974/10/5, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124, III. Melodia: Adagio (fragment) 1974/11/22, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Paganini, Niccolò 24 Caprices for violin solo, Op.1, MS 25 1976/1-3, Paris CD, Philips 4428960 A first release 2007
Franck, César Violin Sonata, in A major, M.8 Martha Argerich, piano 1976, Milano LP, Ricordi RCL-27018 A CD release: RCA Red Seal BVCC-35110
Debussy, Claude Violin Sonata, in G minor, L 140 Martha Argerich, piano 1976, Milano LP, Ricordi RCL-27018 A CD release: RCA Red Seal BVCC-35110
Ravel, Maurice Pièce en forme de Habañera (Vocalise) unknown, piano 1977/10/31, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Mendelssohn, Felix Violin Concerto, in E minor, Op.64 Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / David Josefowitz 1978/6/13, Monte-Carlo CD, Doron 4013 A first release 2012
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto, in D minor, Op.47 Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Antonio de Almeida 1978/6/14, Monte-Carlo CD, Doron 4013 A first release 2012
Vivaldi, Antonio Concerto for 4 violins, in B minor, Op.3 No.10 RV 580 (from 'L'estro Armonico') Israel Philharmonic Orchestra /Ida Haendel, Isaac Stern, Shlomo Mintz, violins / Zubin Mehta 1982/12/13-19, Tel-Aviv 2LP, DGG 2741026 A + V The Huberman Week Festival, 30th Anniversary, Dec.1982
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Israel Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982/12/13-19, Tel-Aviv CD, helicon 02-9667 A The Huberman Week Festival, 30th Anniversary, Dec.1982 (4-CD set)
Bernstein, Charles Harold Rhapsodie Israélienne (1984), for violin solo 1984 CD, Arcobaleno 93922 A CD release, 1996
Bernstein, Charles Harold Romantic Suite (1984), for violin solo 1984 CD, Arcobaleno 93922 A CD release, 1996
Cosma, Vladimir Concerto de Berlin, for violin and orchestra (from the film 'Le Septième Cible' of Claude Pinoteau) Berliner Philharmoniker / Vladimir Cosma 1984 CD, Larghetto Music 004/8 A soundtrack release, 2009
Legrand, Michel Stanislas se souvient (from the film 'La Bûche' of Danièle Thompson) Orchestra conducted by Michel Legrand 1980s CD, EmArcy Records 982908-1 A 'Le cinéma de Michel Legrand' release, 2005
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.35, III. Finale: Allegro vivacissimo Orchestre Symphonique de Radio Tele Luxembourg / Leopold Hager 1985/2/18, Luxembourg DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Sarasate, Pablo de Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op.20 Orchestre Symphonique de Radio Tele Luxembourg / Leopold Hager 1985/2/18, Luxembourg DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 Orchestre Symphonique de Radio Tele Luxembourg / Leopold Hager 1985/2/18, Luxembourg DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Sonata No.5, in F major, Op.24 'Spring', III. Scherzo: Allegro molto Pierre Barbizet, piano 1985/2/18, Luxembourg DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Brahms, Johannes Violin Sonata No.3, in D minor, Op.108, III. Un poco presto e con sentimento Pierre Barbizet, piano 1985/2/18, Luxembourg DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Bach, Johann Sebastian Wilhelmj, August Air on G string (from Suite No.3, BWV 1068) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI TOCE-9063/65 A 'Legendary Virtuoso', 3CD
Bazzini, Antonio La Ronde des Lutins, scherzo fantastique Op.25 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI TOCE-9063/65 A 'Legendary Virtuoso', 3CD
Bloch, Ernest Nigun -Improvisation- (No.2 from 'Baal Shem', Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Debussy, Claude Hartmann, Arthur La fille aux cheveux de lin Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Dinicu, Grigoras Heifetz, Jascha Hora Staccato Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Dvořák, Antonín Kreisler, Fritz Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op.55 No.4 (from 'Gypsy Songs') Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Dvořák, Antonín Kreisler, Fritz Humoresque, in G flat major, Op.101 No.7 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Elgar, Edward Salut d'amour, Op.12 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Gabriel-Marie, Jean La Cinquantaine (1894) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Kreisler, Fritz The Londonderry Air, 'Farewell to Cucullain' (old Irish melody) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Kreisler, Fritz Liebesfreud (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen, No.1) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Kreisler, Fritz Liebesleid (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen, No.2) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Kreisler, Fritz Schön Rosmarin (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen, No.3) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Kreisler, Fritz Caprice Viennois, Op.2 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Kreisler, Fritz Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven (based on an unused theme, from the rejected final movement of a Wind Octet in E flat of 1793) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Massenet, Jules Marsick, Martin-Pierre Méditation de Thaïs Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Mendelssohn, Felix Heifetz, Jascha Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), Op.34 No.2 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Paganini, Niccolò Gitlis, Ivry Cantabile, in D major, Op.17, MS 109 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Paradis, Maria Teresa von Dushkin, Samuel Sicilienne Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Poldini, Edward (Ede) Kreisler, Fritz Poupée valsante (d'après l'Album 'Marionnettes') Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Rachmaninoff, Sergei Kreisler, Fritz Daisies (Marguerite), Op.38 No.3 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Raff, Joachim Cavatina, Op.85 No.3 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Ravel, Maurice Pièce en forme de Habañera (Vocalise) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Sarasate, Pablo de Habanera, Op.21 No.2 (Spanish Dance No.2) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI TOCE-9063/65 A 'Legendary Virtuoso', 3CD
Sarasate, Pablo de Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op.20 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Mélodie, in E flat major, Op.42 No.3 (from 'Souvenir d'un lieu cher') Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Valse sentimentale, in F minor, Op.51 No.6 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Wieniawski, Henryk Capriccio-Valse Op.7 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD, Toshiba EMI CC33-3308/3309 A 'The best of violin melodies', 2CD
Massenet, Jules Marsick, Martin-Pierre Méditation de Thaïs Yves Henry, piano 1988/1/13, Paris DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Mendelssohn, Felix Kreisler, Fritz Romance sans paroles No.25, in G Major Op.62,1 'Brise de Mai' Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Sarasate, Pablo de Heifetz, Jascha Introduction et Tarantelle, Op.43 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Kreisler, Fritz Syncopation (1926) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Falla, Manuel de Kochansky, Paul Jota, No.6 from 'Suite populaire espagnole' Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Glazunov, Alexander Méditation, Op.32 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Sarasate, Pablo de Romanza andaluza, Op.22 No.1 (Spanish Dance No.3) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Kreisler, Fritz Tambourin Chinois, Op.3 (1910) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Albéniz, Isaac Kreisler, Fritz Malagueña, Op.165 No.3 (from 'España') Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Brahms, Johannes Joachim, Joseph Hungarian dance No.1, in G minor W.o.O.1, Allegro molto Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Falla, Manuel de Kreisler, Fritz Danse espagnole No.1 (from 'La vida breve') Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Tartini, Giuseppe Kreisler, Fritz Sonata in G minor, B.g5 'Il Trillo del Diavolo' Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Chopin, Frédéric Milstein, Nathan Nocturne No.20, in C sharp minor, Op. posth. Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1989/6/14-15, Tokyo CD, EMI 54774 A 'Extravaganza'
Bach, Johann Sebastian Partita No.2, in D minor, BWV 1004, V. Ciaccona 1990/6/30, Tokyo DVD, Toshiba EMI 3527 V live, Casals Hall Tokyo
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1990/6/30, Tokyo DVD, Toshiba EMI 3527 V live, Casals Hall Tokyo
Bach, Johann Sebastian Sonata No.3, in C major, BWV 1005, II. Fuga 1990/6/30, Tokyo DVD, Toshiba EMI 3527 V live, Casals Hall Tokyo
Gitlis, Ivry Improvisation – Impromptu "...for you, ...for Japan, ...for Music" 1990/6/30, Tokyo DVD, Toshiba EMI 3527 V live, Casals Hall Tokyo
Bach, Johann Sebastian Partita No.3, in E major BWV 1006, III. Gavotte en rondeau 1990/6/30, Tokyo DVD, Toshiba EMI 3527 V live, Casals Hall Tokyo
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto 'To the memory of an angel' (1935) WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln / Hans Vonk 1992/1/24, Köln DVD, Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live – Diapason d'Or
Simonetti, Achille Madrigale, in D major (1901) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Schumann, Robert Kreisler, Fritz Romance in A major Op.94 No.2 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Kreisler, Fritz Menuet 'in the style of Porpora' (1910) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Kreisler, Fritz Marche Miniature Viennoise (1925) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Andante cantabile (2nd movement, from String Quartet No.1, in D major, Op.11) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Kreisler, Fritz Chanson Louis XIII et Pavane 'in the style of Couperin' (1910) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Couperin, François Bachmann, Alberto Les Chérubins (from Suite XX, No.3) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Haendel, Georg Friederich Violin Sonata in E major Op.1 No.15 HWV 373 (doubtful) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Fauré, Gabriel Bachmann, Alberto Après un rêve, Op.7 No.1 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Fauré, Gabriel Berceuse, Op.16 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Chaminade, Cécile Kreisler, Fritz Sérénade espagnole, Op.150 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Fibich, Zdeněk Kubelik, Jan / Gitlis, Ivry Poème, Op.41 No.6 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Dawes, Charles Gates Kreisler, Fritz Melody, in A major (1912) Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Bartók, Béla Székely, Zoltán 6 Danses populaires roumaines, Sz.56, BB 58 Shuku Iwasaki, piano 1994/12-1995/1, Tokyo CD, Philips 456 192–2 A 'Le violon enchanté'
Franck, César Violin Sonata, in A major, M.8 Martha Argerich, piano 1998/11/28, Japan CD, EMI TOCE-55260 A live, from Beppu Argerich Festival
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Sonata No.9, in A major Op.47 'Kreutzer' Martha Argerich, piano 1999/11/20, Japan CD, EMI TOCE-55260 A live, from Beppu Argerich Festival

Live, private, radio TV archives, uncommercial[edit]

composer arranger work orchestra / conductor / accompanist / other musicians rec. date rec. source A=audio V=video info and note
Hindemith, Paul Violin Sonata in E flat, Op.11 No.1 Maurice Perrin, piano 1949/11/21, Lausanne (Studio 1) Swiss broadcast A private archive / Gitlis's earliest recording
Szymanowski, Karol La Fontaine d'Aréthuse (from "Mythes" Op.30) Maurice Perrin, piano 1949/11/21, Lausanne (Studio 1) Swiss broadcast A private archive / Gitlis's earliest recording
Bloch, Ernest Nigun (No.2 from "Baal-Shem") Maurice Perrin, piano 1949/11/21, Lausanne (Studio 1) Swiss broadcast A private archive / Gitlis's earliest recording
Ravel, Maurice Pièce en forme de Habañera (Vocalise) Eugenio Bagnoli, piano 1955/2/18, Milano RAI broadcast A Esercizi di memoria-suoni dall'archivio della radio, a cura di Lorenzo Chiera / Same recital of Tartini and Wieniawski with E.Bagnoli (but not included in CD Meloclassic MC2021, 2014)
Leibowitz, René Violin Concerto Op.50 (1958, dedicated to Ivry Gitlis) Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI / René Leibowitz 1962/3/10, Roma RAI broadcast A Esercizi di memoria-suoni dall'archivio della radio, a cura di Lorenzo Chiera / YouTube
Bach, Johann Sebastian Ciaccona (from Partita No.2, in D minor, BWV 1004) 1963/7/01, Spoleto RAI broadcast A Esercizi di memoria-suoni dall'archivio della radio, a cura di Lorenzo Chiera / RAI Archives only
Brahms, Johannes Violin Sonata No.3, in D minor, Op.108 Florencia Batzin, piano 1963/7/02, Spoleto RAI broadcast A Esercizi di memoria-suoni dall'archivio della radio, a cura di Lorenzo Chiera
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1963/7/13 RAI broadcast A Esercizi di memoria-suoni dall'archivio della radio, a cura di Lorenzo Chiera
Franck, César Violin Sonata, in A major, M.8 George Pludermacher, piano 1964/2/01 RAI broadcast A Esercizi di memoria-suoni dall'archivio della radio, a cura di Lorenzo Chiera
Bach, Johann Sebastian Wilhelmj, August Air on G string (from Suite No.3, BWV 1068) 'Ecole des fans, Jacques Martin' / Yves Henry, piano 1988 ca, Paris TV broadcast V YouTube
Franck, César Violin Sonata, in A major, II. Allegro – Quasi lento – Tempo I° Daniel Wayenberg, piano 1990 ca, Amsterdam TV broadcast V YouTube
Bloch, Ernest Nigun -Improvisation- (No.2 from 'Baal Shem', Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) Daniel Wayenberg, piano 1990 ca, Amsterdam TV broadcast V YouTube
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 Daniel Wayenberg, piano 1990 ca, Amsterdam TV broadcast V YouTube
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.1, in D major, Op.6 Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI / Eliahu Inbal 1997/2/6-7, Torino RAI broadcast A
Chausson, Ernest Poème, Op.25 Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI / Eliahu Inbal 2000/2/10, Torino RAI broadcast A YouTube
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI / Eliahu Inbal 2000/2/10, Torino RAI broadcast A YouTube
Gitlis, Ivry Improvisation sur RAI (Re-La-Si) + interview 2000/2/10, Torino RAI broadcast A YouTube
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Piano Trio, in A minor, Op.50 'In memory of a great artist' Steven Isserlis, cello / Nelson Goerner, piano 2002/1/16, London Wigmore Hall A YouTube
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Sonata No.9, in A major Op.47 "Kreutzer" Martha Argerich, piano 2003/6/07, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Kreisler, Fritz Liebesleid (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen, No.2) Martha Argerich, piano 2003/6/07, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Bartók, Béla Rhapsody No.1, Sz 86, for violin and piano Akane Sakai, piano 2004/6/26, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A + V YouTube
Debussy, Claude Violin Sonata, in G minor, L 140, III. Final: Très animé Martha Argerich, piano 2004/6/26, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Bach, Johann Sebastian Concerto for 2 Violins, in D minor, BWV 1043 Kammerorchester der Musikhochschule Karlsruhe / Nachum Erlich, violin2 2004, Karlsruhe private archive V YouTube
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 Kammerorchester der Musikhochschule Karlsruhe 2004, Karlsruhe private archive V YouTube
Cohen, Samuel Gitlis, Ivry 'Hatikvah' (Israel national anthem) for violin and strings Kammerorchester der Musikhochschule Karlsruhe 2004, Karlsruhe private archive V YouTube
Brahms, Johannes Violin Sonata No.3, in D minor, Op.108 Polina Leschenko, piano 2005/6/12, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Mendelssohn, Felix Octet for Strings, in E-flat major, Op.20 Dora Schwarzberg, Alissa Margulis, Lucia Hall, violins / Nora Romanoff-Schwarzberg, Lyda Chen, violas / Mark Drobinsky, Jorge Bosso, cellos 2005/6/14, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Violin Sonata, in G major, KV 301 Martha Argerich, piano 2006/6/14, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Franck, César Violin Sonata, in A major, M.8 Sergio Tiempo, piano 2006/6/18, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Gitlis, Ivry "Westwind-Eastwind: Close encounters and fantasies between Orient and Occident" – improvisations on: Gershwin, Okura, Bach, traditional, Kreisler... Shonosuke Okura, percussions / Cyril Barbessol, piano 2008/6/11, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Gershwin, George Gitlis, Ivry Porgy & Bess Fantasy – improvisations on: It Ain't Necessarily So – Summertime – Night And Day – The Man I Love – Over The Rainbow (by H.Arlen) – Bess You Is My Woman Now – Theme of 'An American in Paris' Cyril Barbessol, piano 2010/7/01, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A YouTube
Gitlis, Ivry Ivry Gitlis presents the concert 'in memoriam Vitaly Margulis' + improvisation on Japanese tunes Shonosuke Okura, percussions 2011/6/19, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A + V YouTube
Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Concerto No.2, in E major, BWV 1042, II. Adagio (arr. for violin ad string quartet) 'performed in memoriam Vitaly Margulis' Michael Guttman, Alissa Margulis, violins / Lyda Chen, viola / Natalia Margulis, cello 2011/6/19, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A + V YouTube
Kreisler, Fritz Schön Rosmarin (1st version: violin and piano + 2nd version: 'in Japanese language') Martha Argerich, piano / Shonosuke Okura, percussions 2011/6/19, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A + V YouTube
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Mélodie, Op.42 No.3 (from 'Souvenir d'un lieu cher') Yuja Wang, piano 2011/7/22, Verbier Verbier Festival V YouTube
Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Concerto No.2, in E major, BWV 1042, II. Adagio Orchestra Platform Seven / Yuka Matsumoto, leader / Frederique Legrand, cello 2012/2/17, London private archive V YouTube
Chausson, Ernest Poème, Op.25 Orchestra Platform Seven / Julian Jacobson, conductor 2012/2/17, London private archive V YouTube
Paradis, Maria Teresa von Dushkin, Samuel Sicilienne (encore #1) Julian Jacobson, piano 2012/2/17, London private archive V YouTube
Kreisler, Fritz Schön Rosmarin (encore #2) Julian Jacobson, piano 2012/2/17, London private archive V YouTube
Bartók, Béla 9 from "44 Duos for 2 violins", BB104, Sz.98: 1. Párosíto (Teasing Song); 2. Kalamajkó (Maypole Dance); 4. Szentivánéji (Midsummer Night Song); 5. Tót Nóta (Slovak Song 1); 6. Magyar Nóta (Hungarian Song 1); 26. Ugyan Édes Kománasszony (Teasing Song); 27. Sánta-Tánc (Limping Dance); 36. Szól a Duda (Bagpipes); 36a. Szól a Duda (Bagpipes – variant to 36) Dora Schwarzberg, violin 2012/6/17, Lugano Project Martha Argerich V YouTube
Gitlis, Ivry podcast 'Carrefour de Lodéon' – radio interview FR Frédéric Lodéon, commentator 2012/3/22, Paris FranceInter.fr A listen in FR
Gitlis, Ivry podcast 'Au Diable Beauvert' – radio interview FR – (available online till 2016/10/22) Thierry Beaubert (commentator), with telephone complicity of Vladimir Cosma, composer, and David Grimal, violinist 2014/1/26, Paris FranceMusique.fr A listen in FR

Missing or lost[edit]

composer arranger work orchestra / conductor / accompanist / other musicians rec. date rec. source A=audio V=video info and note
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto 'To the memory of an angel' (1935) ORTF / André Jolivet 1959 November 12, Paris Radio RTF A private archive
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.35 ORTF / Dean Dixon 1961 March 22, Paris Radio RTF A private archive
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto, in D minor, Op.47 ORTF / Gérard Devos 1964 October 15, Paris Radio RTF A private archive
Lalo, Eduard Symphonie espagnole, Op.21 Gothenburg Symphony O / Frandssen 1968 November 7 Radio A private archive
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 ORTF / André Vandernoot 1969 May 28, Paris Radio RTF A private archive
Nielsen, Carl Violin Concerto Op.33 (1911) ORTF / Marius Constant 1972 January 25, Paris Radio RTF A private archive
Rota, Nino Violin Sonata in G (1937) Nino Rota, piano 1970s, Paris Radio France Gitlis himself, remembers this broadcast radio recording
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.61 Orchestre National de Belgique / Frank Collera 1981, 11 & 13 December Radio A private archive
Ravel, Maurice Tzigane, Rhapsodie de concert New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982, New York NYPO archives the only known 'Tzigane' recording
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982, New York NYPO archives
Saint-Saëns, Camille Havanaise, Op.83 New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982, New York NYPO archives the only known 'Havanaise' recording
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.61 NHK Symphony Orchestra / Yuzo Toyama 1981, 18 December (Tokyo, Suntory Hall) Radio A private archive
Viotti, Giovanni Battista Violin Concerto No.1 NHK Symphony Orchestra / Yuzo Toyama 1981, 18 December (Tokyo, Suntory Hall) Radio A private archive
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto, in D major, Op.61 Orchestre Léonard de Vinci de Rouen / David Stern 2002, 7 & 8 December (Rouen, Opéra) RadioTV A private archive
Mozart, Wolfgang Violin Concerto No.5, in A major, 'Turkish' KV 219 Orchestre Léonard de Vinci de Rouen / David Stern 2002, 7 & 8 December (Rouen, Opéra) RadioTV A private archive
Beethoven, Ludwig van Tognetti, Richard Sonata 'à Kreutzer' (arranged for violin and string orchestra) Australian Chamber Orchestra 2003

Filmography[edit]

original title year director / producer starring / other musicians Gitlis role / content genre info and note
Ivry Gitlis – Musica da Camera (RAI5 Classica) 1968, Roma Elisa Quattrocolo (RAI) Loredana Franceschini, piano Debussy, Violin Sonata in G / Paganini, Cantabile in D major Op.17 / Wieniawski, Capriccio-Valse Op.7 / M.Moszkowski/Sarasate, Guitarre TV Recital, 23'35 RAI5 Classica (14 May 2014)
Ivry Gitlis – Journal de Paris (ina.fr) 1966/10/11, Paris Jacqueline Barsac Yves Henry, piano rehearsal Paganini Caprice No.24 / Brahms Sonata No.3 Op.108 + interview TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Un violon, une valise (ina.fr) 1968/10/06, Paris Jacques Busnel Girolamo Arrigo (composer) rehearsing Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.2 Op.58, at his home in Paris + interview TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Rock and Roll Circus 1968 Rolling Stones John Lennon, Yoko Ono violin solo improvisations filmed concert watch video / DVD release, 1996
Ivry Gitlis, – avec les Tziganes 1970s fragment discovered by 'Meloclassic' improvisations in gypsy style TV archives watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Vence Music Festival 1972, Vence fragment discovered by 'Meloclassic' Georges Cziffra, Dizzy Gillespie, Georges Moustaki, François-René Duchable, Zubin Mehta Chopin, Fantasie Impromptu Op.66 (Georges Cziffra) / Bach, Chaconne BWV 1004 (Ivry Gitlis) / jam sessions (Gitlis & Dizzy Gillespie & Moustaki) / Zubin Mehta, conducting string orchestra / Schubert, "Trout Quintet" (Ivry Gitlis, Zubin Mehta, François-René Duchable, & friends) TV archives watch video
Ivry Gitlis – an Ambassador for Children, Young People and Music 1973, Vence fragment discovered by 'Meloclassic' explaining music to Children / Beethoven, Violin Concerto Op.61 (fragments) TV archives watch video
Jean Arp ou le nageur énigmatique (ina.fr) 1975/5/17, Paris Georges Alain Baudry (Antenne 2) Ivry Gitlis, violin / Schola Cantorum / Jean Arp   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
L'Histoire d'Adèle H. 1975 François Truffaut Isabelle Adjani, Bruce Robinson The Hypnotist film-drama IMDB
Léo Ferré, 'Les Etrangers' 1975, Paris Gitlis improvising the violin part in the song "Les Etrangers" (official video) TV footage watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Musique en fête (ina.fr) 1977/9/01, Bordeaux Jacques Schreiber (France Region 3) Improvisation workshop with children TV footage ina.fr, watch video
La vie devant soi 1977 Moshé Mizrahi Simone Signoret, Michal Bat-Adam violin solo film-drama IMDB
Ivry Gitlis – Les violons qui 'miaulent' (ina.fr) 1979/11/24, Paris Pierre Leherle (TF1)   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Les mystères de l'hérédité (ina.fr) 1979/12/10, Paris Jean Archimbaud (TF1) Pierre Paul Grasse, André Langaney, Jean Didier Vincent, Jacques Mehler   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Ecole maternelle, musique (ina.fr) 1981/1/28, Paris Martine Chardon (Antenne 2)   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Les Enquêtes du commissaire Maigret 1981 Jean Richard René Vivien, a violin-playing tramp (episode: "Maigret et l'homme tout seul") TV fiction Télévision Française, 1982
Festival de musique de Bonifacio (ina.fr) 1984/9/06, Bonifacio Pierre Jean Luccioni (France 3 Corse)   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Un amour de Swann 1984 Volker Schlöndorff Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti violinist film-drama IMDB
La Septième Cible 1984 Vladimir Cosma, soundtrack "Berlin Concerto" from the French film "La Septième cible" at Berliner Philharmoniker played by Gitlis film-drama IMDB / watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Journal de Paris (ina.fr) 1987/1/01, Paris André Halimi (Editing Prod.)   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Léo Ferré, 'Les Etrangers' (ina.fr) 1988/4/23, Paris Michel Drucker (France 2)   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Ivry Gitlis – Afrique (ina.fr) 1990/05/15 Arnaud Hamelin, Jean Pierre Van Geirt (Sunset)   TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Un violon dans la tête 1992 Claude Edelmann (Arte video) Ivry Gitlis, Vinh Pham music and neurosciences scientific documentary Institut français / VHS PAL only
The Soul of The Violin 1993 André Delacroix (France 3) Pierre Amoyal, Patrice Fontanarosa, Ivry Gitlis, Sergei Krilov, Hugh Maguire, Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter   documentary medici.tv
Ivry Gitlis & Ana-Maria Vera – recital 1999 Yvon Gérault (Qualite Communication, 2000) Ana-Maria Vera, piano Concert recorded at the Abbaye Saint-Léonard de Corbigny (Nièvre): Mozart, Violin Sonata K.301 / Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66 (piano solo) / Bloch, Nigun (No.2 from "Baal Shem") / Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen Op.20 / Kreisler, Liebesleid / Beethoven, Violin Sonata No.9 Op.47 "Kreutzer" filmed concert MEZZO.tv (broadcast, 2004/2/19) / also on YouTube
Beppu 2001 ! 2001 fragment discovered by 'Meloclassic' Martha Argerich A film for insiders (Beppu 2001) TV archives watch video
The Art of Violin 2001 Bruno Monsaingeon Itzhak Perlman commentator/performer, 1. The Devil's Instrument & 2. Transcending the Violin documentary DVD release, 2010 / also on YouTube
Sansa 2003 Siegfried Roschdy Zem, Emma Suarez, Martha Argerich Monsieur Click film-drama IMDB
Ivry Gitlis, documentary 2003 Robertie Nahoum Valee Australia Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti Beethoven/Tognetti, Sonata "Kreutzer" (arranged for violin and string orchestra) documentary Ivry Gitlis, also on YouTube
Ivry Gitlis and the Great Tradition 2004 Tony Palmer performer documentary DVD release, 2012 / also on YouTube
Ruggiero Ricci – Life is a Violin 2006 Fernando Casablancas (Xochil Prod.) Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis documentary medici.tv
Ivry Gitlis, le violon sans frontières 2009 Sandra Joxe, Christian Labrande performer documentary Classifilms, ARTE, INA / also on YouTube
Inspiration, Playing by Heart 2009 Marlies Huitink, Fried-jan van den Eerenbeemt David Stern, Daniel Rowland, Anna Korpalska, Jaap van Zweden, 't Stift Weerselo, Kim Cramer, Pete Saunders, Peter Ziegler performer documentary Crossmarkpictures, Avro / also on YouTube
Ivry Gitlis & Michel Legrand 2009 Tandem (France 2) Ivry Gitlis and Michel Legrand, playing a joke, imitating 'Contemporary Music' TV footage watch video
Ivry Gitlis, le violon sans frontières 2009 Sandra Joxe, Christian Labrande performer documentary Classifilms, ARTE, INA / DVD, 2010
Ivry Gitlis, improvisation 2009/10/18 Brigitte Engerer, Boris Berezovsky recorded during Pianoscope de Beauvais, Festival 2009 – improvisation sur le nom 'Brigitte' (Ivry Gitlis, violin – Boris Berezovsky, piano) private recording watch video
Ivry Gitlis, interview – wallcast No. 13 2011/7/27, Verbier Matthieu Escande (MUSEEC/medici.tv) Verbier Festival documentary medici.tv, watch video
Ivry Gitlis, in Italy – Film in 5 Parts 2011/10/30-31 & 11/01 Emilio Pessina (epicmusic.net) Alberto Cantù, musicologist / Paolo Pessina, interviewer / Andrea Rucli, piano / Priya Mitchell, violin / David Briatore, viola / Luigi Puxeddu, cello Part 1 – recital violin and piano (M.T.von Paradis, Sicilienne; Kreisler, Liebesleid and Schön Rosmarin; Tchaikovsky, Valse sentimentale) / Part 2 – Schumann, Piano Quintet Op.44 / Part 3 – masterclass / Part 4 – violin and orchestra (Bach, Concerto for 2 violins BWV 1043, II. Adagio; M.T.von Paradis, Sicilienne; Kreisler, Liebesleid and Schön Rosmarin) / Part 5 – in conversation documentary 3 DVD, not for sale / also on YouTube
Legends Interview Series – Ivry Gitlis 2011/12/17, London Steven Isserlis, Josè Lasheras Steven Isserlis, interviewer / Stephen Hough, piano Interview at Wigmore Hall, London + concert with piano / M.T.von Paradis, Sicilienne / Kreisler, Liebesleid documentary also on YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – Un violon pour la paix dans le monde 2012/04/02 Patrick Simonin (L'Invité, TV5Monde) TV interview watch video
Masterclass with Ivry Gitlis 2012, Thessaloniky Angela Maria Arbeláez, Thanasis Protatos Institut Français de Thessalonique documentary watch video
Des gens qui s'embrassent 2013 Danièle Thompson Monica Bellucci Aron, the patriarch of a Jewish family film-comedy IMDB / watch film

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde, p. 28
  2. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde, p. 62
  3. ^ Violinist Ivry Gitlis remembers George Enescu, The Strad, 19 August 2013.
  4. ^ Profile of Theodore and Alice Pashkus on Rudolf Bruil's 'The Remington Site'
  5. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde, p. 152
  6. ^ Israeli Violinist Gives Successful Concerts in Soviet Cities, JTA Archive, 25 October 1963.
  7. ^ ‘Debris violins’ pull at heartstrings, Instruments crafted from homes, trees washed away by tsunami at center of musical relay project – The Japan Times, 26 April 2012
  8. ^ Ivry Gitlis – UNESCO Celebrity Advocates | UNESCO.org
  9. ^ Documented in handwritten letter dated 31 March 2008, from Bowden
  10. ^ http://www.cozio.com/Instrument.aspx?id=540
  11. ^ http://www.cozio.com/instrument.aspx?id=64
  12. ^ http://www.cozio.com/Instrument.aspx?id=491
  13. ^ "Fellows and Honorary Members". Royal Northern College of Music. 
  14. ^ Gitlis – CD Booklet for the first release of Paganini's 24 Caprices (Philips, January 2007)
  15. ^ Gitlis – L'Âme et la corde, foreword (Buchet-Chastel, 2013)
  16. ^ Ben Zeev, Noam: "At 90, master violinist wants to bestow his knowledge onto a new generation", Haaretz, 5 October 2012

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