Ivry Gitlis

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Ivry Gitlis
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Ivry Gitlis at home (Paris, 2010)
Background information
Birth name Ivry (Yitzhak-Meir) Gitlis
Born (1922-08-25) 25 August 1922 (age 92)
Haifa, Palestine Mandate, now Israel
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) 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 1922)[1] is an Israeli violinist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. He has performed with the world's top orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Life[edit]

Yitzhak-Meir (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 lessons under Mme Velikovsky together with his friend Zvi Zeitlin. He then studied privately with Mira Ben-Ami (a pupil of Joseph Szigeti).[2] When he was 8, she arranged for him to play for Bronisław Huberman which prompted a fundraising campaign to allow him to study in France.[3] 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[4]) to Ivry. At 11, Gitlis (Jitlis) entered the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Jules Boucherit, graduating in 1935.[5] Later, in 1939–1940, his teachers included George Enescu[6] and Jacques Thibaud in Paris and Carl Flesch in Spa, Belgium and later in London.

During WWII 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 B.B.C. and all other principal orchestras of Great Britain.

In 1951, as suggested by his teacher Alice Pashkus,[7] 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.[8] 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,[9] he moved to the United States where he met Jascha Heifetz.[10] There he made several tours, including those conducted by Eugene Ormandy (Tchaikovsky, in Philadelphia) and George Szell (Sibelius, in New York). Back in Europe, between 1954 and 1955, he recorded for the Vox label concertos by Berg (Violin Concerto "To the memory of an angel", coupled with "Chamber Concerto" -Vox PL 8660-, awarded with a "Grand Prix du Disque" in 1954), Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Stravinsky (Violin Concerto, coupled with "Duo Concertant") and with the conductor Jascha Horenstein, Bartók, Bruch and Sibelius. His recording of Bartok's 2nd Violin Concerto and Solo Violin Sonata -Vox PL 9020- received the "Best Record of the Year" award from the New York Herald Tribune in 1955.

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.[11]

In 1968 he participated in The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus film project, performing "Whole Lotta Yoko" with Yoko Ono and The Dirty Mac, recently released in DVD.

Many composers were fascinated by his sound and way of playing, among whom René Leibowitz who dedicated the "Violin Concerto Op.50" (1958) to him; Roman Haubenstock-Ramati with "Sequences" for Violin and Orchestra (1958); Bruno Maderna writing "Pièce pour Ivry" (1971), which Gitlis never recorded commercially (but recorded live in Paris, 25 May 1983); Yannis Xenakis with "Mykka(s)", which Gitlis premièred in 1972; Charles Harold Bernstein with two works for solo violin, inspired by Gitlis, "Rhapsodie Israélienne" and "Romantic Suite" (1984).

In 1972, Ivry Gitlis founded the Festival de Vence, famous for its innovative programming. He is also the inspirer and organiser of Saint André de Cubzac, Alfortville and Bonifacio Music Festivals.[12] He has often visited Japan where he is very popular.[13]

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.[14] 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. Among other, he is a Fellow of the Royal Northern College of Music.[15]

At various stages in his career, he played on a 1699 Giovanni Battista Rogeri, which he sold to famed violin author Sidney Bowden,[16] the 1737 "Chant du Cygne" Antonio Stradivari[17] and the 1740 "Ysaye" Guarneri del Gesù.[18] Ivry Gitlis currently owns the 1713 "Sancy" Antonio Stradivari.[19]

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!" (IG, January 2007)[20][21]
  • "... don't be so polite with the music, it's like being in love!" (IG, 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." (IG, October 2012)[22]
  • "... rubato is the art of playing in tempo..." (IG)
  • (on answering the question: "what is your motto?") "... to be alive, to be aware, to hear, to know, to feel, to see, to love, to be loved a little bit sometimes." (IG, July 2011)[23]

Audio/Video Recordings[edit]

Sortable lists, in chronological order.

Commercial - official, studio and live releases[edit]

composer arranger work orchestra / conductor / piano / other rec. date (yyyy/mm/dd) first release A=audio V=video reprint / note
Paganini, Niccolò Wilhelmj, August Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major (reorchestration of I.Allegro maestoso + Cadenza: Émile Sauret) The Austrian Symphony Orchestra / Kurt Wöss 1950, Vienna LP: Remington RLP-149-20 A no CD release / vinyl transfer on YouTube
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto "To the memory of an angel" (1935) Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / William Strickland 1954/03/30, Vienna, Konzerthaussaal LP: Vox PL 8660 A Grand Prix du Disque 1954 / CD: Vox, 1999 / YouTube
Berg, Alban "Chamber Concerto" for violin, piano and 13 wind instruments (1923/25) Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra Wind Ensemble / Charlotte Lois Zelka, piano / Harold Byrns 1954/03, Vienna, Konzerthaussaal LP: Vox PL 8660 A no CD release / vinyl transfer on YouTube
Mendelssohn, Felix Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Hans Swarowsky 1954, Vienna LP: Vox PL 8840 A 3CD: Vox, 1992 / YouTube
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Heinrich Hollreiser 1954, Vienna LP: Vox PL 8840 A 3CD: Vox, 1992 / YouTube
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein 1954/9, Vienna LP: Vox PL 9020 A 3CD: Vox, 1992 / YouTube
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1954/9, Vienna LP: Vox PL 9020 A 3CD: Vox, 1992 / YouTube
Stravinsky, Igor Violin Concerto in D (1931) Concerts Colonne Orchestra / Harold Byrns 1955, Paris LP: Vox PL 9410 A CD: Vox, 1999 / YouTube
Stravinsky, Igor Duo Concertant, for violin and piano (1931/32) Charlotte Lois Zelka, piano 1955, Paris LP: Vox PL 9410 A no CD release / vinyl transfer on YouTube
Bruch, Max Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein 1955/9/10, Vienna LP: Vox PL 9660 A 3CD: Vox, 1992 / YouTube
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 Vienna Symphony (Pro Musica) Orchestra / Jascha Horenstein 1955/9/10, Vienna LP: Vox PL 9660 A 3CD: Vox, 1992 / YouTube
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 USA début / live, release 2010 / YouTube
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) Westphalia Symphony Orchestra / Hubert Reichert 1961 LP: Vox PL 11.980 A CD: Vox, 1999 / YouTube
Leibowitz, René Violin Concerto, Op.50 (1958, dedicated to Ivry Gitlis) Radio-Philharmonie Hannover des NDR / René Leibowitz 1961/1/20, Hannover, Grosse Sendesaal CD: Doremi DHR-7981-3 A world première at „Tag der Neuen Musik 1961“ / live, release 2010 / YouTube
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) SO des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden / Hans Rosbaud 1962/09/14, Baden-Baden, Studio 5 CD: Music&Arts MACD0627 A live, reprint 1990
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
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 / Stanisław Wisłocki 1966, Warsaw LP: Philips 6504 019 / Polskie Nagrania A 2CD: Philips 446189-2 'L'homme au violon', 1994
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7 La Campanella (cadenza: Ivry Gitlis) Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanisław Wisłocki 1966, Warsaw LP: Philips 6504 019 / Polskie Nagrania A 2CD: Philips 446189-2 'L'homme au violon', 1994
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.2 in B minor, Op.7 La Campanella (III. Rondò) Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra / Stanisław Wisłocki 1966/10/2, Paris DVD: EMI classic archive 50 V video playback over the Philips audio 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, release 2010
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) Bamberger Symphoniker / Sixten Ehrling 1966/5/19, Bamberg, Dominikanerbau CD: Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live, release 2010
Paganini, Niccolò Kreisler, Fritz La Campanella (III. Rondò, from Violin Concerto No.2) Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP: Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable' YouTube / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
Paganini, Niccolò I Palpiti, Op.13, MS 77 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
Paganini, Niccolò Cantabile in D major, Op.17, MS 109 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP: Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
Paganini, Niccolò Minuetto in F major, for violin and guitar/piano (1836/37) Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967, Paris LP: Philips 6504 023 A 'Le violon du diable' / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
Paganini, Niccolò Auer, Leopold Caprice No.24, Op.1, MS 25 Tasso Janopoulo, piano 1967/5/31, Paris DVD: Doremi DHR-7981-3 V video session of the Philips audio recording / live, release 2010
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto "To the memory of an angel" (1935) Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Fritz Rieger 1967/3/14, Paris, Maison de la Radio 5CD: Decca 5346246 A live, first release 2013 (CD4)
Saint-Saëns, Camille Ysaÿe, Eugène "Caprice pour violon et orchestre" in D major (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 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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 2CD: Philips 446189-2 'L'homme au violon', 1994 / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
Saint-Saëns, Camille Violin Concerto No.4 Inachevé (Morceau de concert) in G major, Op.62 Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Edouard van Remoortel 1968/3/7-10, Monte-Carlo LP: Philips 6504 055 A 2CD: Philips 446189-2 'L'homme au violon', 1994 / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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, release 2010
Wieniawski, Henryk Violin Concerto No.1 in F-sharp minor, Op.14 ('version pratique', with short orchestral introduction in the 1st mvmt) Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo / Jean-Claude Casadesus 1969/7/3-8, Monte-Carlo LP: Philips 6504 001 A 2CD: Philips 446189-2 'L'homme au violon', 1994 / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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 2CD: Philips 446189-2 'L'homme au violon', 1994 / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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, release 2010 / 5CD: Decca 5346246 'Ivry Gitlis portrait', 2013
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: I.Gitlis) Stuttgart Radio Symphonieorkester / Stanislaw Skrowaczewski 1972/06/13, Stuttgart CD: Doremi DHR-7981-3 A live, release 2010 (bad CD remaster) / YouTube (good remaster)
Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman Sequences für Violine und Orchester (1958) ORF-Symphonieorchester / Milan Horvat 1972/11/29, Vienna LP: Amadeo 415 314–1 A vinyl, 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, M.8 (II. Allegro – Quasi lento – Tempo I°) Georges Pludermacher, piano 1974/10/5, Paris DVD: Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live, release 2010
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, release 2010
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, release 2010
Paganini, Niccolò 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op.1, MS 25 1976/1-3, Paris CD: Philips 442 8960 A first release 2007
Franck, César Violin Sonata in A major, M.8 Martha Argerich, piano 1976/10, Milano LP: Ricordi RCL-27018 A CD: RCA Red Seal BVCC-35110, 2001+2015
Debussy, Claude Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140 Martha Argerich, piano 1976/10, Milano LP: Ricordi RCL-27018 A CD: RCA Red Seal BVCC-35110, 2001+2015
Ravel, Maurice Pièce en forme de Habañera (Vocalise) unknown, piano 1977/10/31, Paris DVD: Doremi DHR-7981-3 V live, release 2010
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 / Zubin Mehta 1982/12/13-19, Tel-Aviv 2LP: DGG 2741 026 A + V live, "The Huberman Week Festival, 30th Anniversary" / no CD release / YouTube
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 live, "The Huberman Week Festival, 30th Anniversary" (4-CD set)
Bernstein, Charles Harold Rhapsodie Israélienne, for violin solo (1984) 1984 CD: Arcobaleno 93922 A release 1996
Bernstein, Charles Harold Romantic Suite, for violin solo (1984) 1984 CD: Arcobaleno 93922 A 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 / YouTube
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, release 2010
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, release 2010
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, release 2010
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, release 2010
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, release 2010
Bach, Johann Sebastian Wilhelmj, August Air on G string (from Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068) Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD: Toshiba EMI TOCE-9063/65 A only in: '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 only in: '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
Elgar, Edward La Capricieuse, Op.17 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD: Toshiba EMI TOCE-9063/65 A only in: 'Legendary Virtuoso', 3CD
Gabriel-Marie, Jean La Cinquantaine, Air dans le style ancien / 'The Golden Wedding Anniversary' (No.2 from "2 Pieces", ca.1887) 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 major 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 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 only in: '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
Moszkovski, Moritz Sarasate, Pablo de Guitarre, Op.45 No.2 Shigeo Neriki, piano 1985/5/8-11, Tokyo CD: Toshiba EMI TOCE-9063/65 A only in: 'Legendary Virtuoso', 3CD
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, release 2010 / YouTube
Mendelssohn, Felix Kreisler, Fritz Romance sans paroles No.25 in G Major, Op.62 No.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 "The Devil's Trill" 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, release 2010
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 mvmt, 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'
Brahms, Johannes Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 Ana-Maria Vera, piano 1996/12/10-12, Japan CD: Voicelle VXD-AH-971120 A Japan release
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, Op.47 Kreutzer Ana-Maria Vera, piano 1996/12/10-12, Japan CD: Voicelle VXD-AH-971120 A Japan release
Hindemith, Paul Violin Sonata No.1 in E-flat major, Op.11/1 Ana-Maria Vera, piano 1996/12/10-12, Japan CD: Voicelle VXD-AH-971120 A Japan release
Franck, César Violin Sonata in A major, M.8 Martha Argerich, piano 1998/11/28, Japan CD: EMI TOCE-55260 A live, "Beppu Argerich Festival" / Japan release
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, "Beppu Argerich Festival" / Japan release

Uncommercial - live, private, Radio TV archives[edit]

composer arranger work orchestra / conductor / piano / other rec. Date (yyyy/mm/dd) rec. source A=audio V=video info and note
Hindemith, Paul Violin Sonata (No.3) in E major (1935) Maurice Perrin, piano 1949/09/21, Lausanne, Studio 1 Swiss broadcast A never released
Szymanowski, Karol La Fontaine d'Aréthuse (No.1 from "Mythes" Op.30) Maurice Perrin, piano 1949/09/21, Lausanne, Studio 1 Swiss broadcast A never released
Bloch, Ernest Nigun -Improvisation- (No.2 from "Baal-Shem") Maurice Perrin, piano 1949/9/21, Lausanne, Studio 1 Swiss broadcast A never released
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 (II. + III. -fades away at letter C) Odette Pigault, piano 1951/06/23-30, Paris RTF archive («Concours Long-Thibaud Competition – 5th Prize») A broadcast: 1951/08/12 / never released
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1951/12/8, Paris Radio-Paris Inter A never released
Chausson, Ernest Poème, Op.25 Odette Pigault, piano 1953/03/13, Paris Paris Radio («Concert des jeunes musiciens français») A never released
Moszkovski, Moritz Sarasate, Pablo de Guitarre, Op.45 No.2 Odette Pigault, piano 1953/03/13, Paris Paris Radio («Concert des jeunes musiciens français») A never released
Achron, Joseph Hebrew Melody, Op.33 André Collard, piano 1953/03/25, Paris, Maison de la Radio RTF archive A never released
Bloch, Ernest Nigun -Improvisation- (No.2 from "Baal-Shem") André Collard, piano 1953/03/25, Paris, Maison de la Radio RTF archive A never released
Tartini, Giuseppe Kreisler, Fritz Sonata in G minor, B.g5 "The Devil's Trill" Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955/02/18, RAI Milano RAI archive A never released
Wieniawski, Henryk Capriccio-Valse, Op.7 Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955/02/18, RAI Milano RAI archive A YouTube
Wieniawski, Henryk Polonaise Brillante (No.1) in D major, Op.4 Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955/02/18, RAI Milano RAI archive A YouTube
Ravel, Maurice Pièce en forme de Habañera (Vocalise) Antonio Beltrami, piano 1955/02/18, RAI Milano RAI archive A never released
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy 1955/12/10, Philadelphia, Academy of Music private archive A never released
Wieniawski, Henryk Polonaise Brillante (No.1) in D major, Op.4 Franz Rupp, piano 1959/01/4, New York, CBS private archive («Ed Sullivan Show Toast of the Town, season 12, episode 17») V never released
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.1 (excerpts) Franz Rupp, piano 1959/07/5, New York, CBS private archive («Ed Sullivan Show Toast of the Town, season 12, episode 42») V never released, discarded?
Berg, Alban Violin Concerto "To the memory of an angel" (1935) ORTF / André Jolivet 1959/11/12, Paris RTF archive A never released
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 Orchestre de RTL / Louis de Froment 1959/12/7, Luxembourg, Radiostudio private archive A never released
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 Orchestre de RTL / Louis de Froment 1959/12/8, Luxembourg, Radiostudio private archive A never released
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 ORTF / Dean Dixon 1961/03/22, Paris, TCE RTF archive A never released
Hindemith, Paul Violin Concerto (1939) RSO Köln / Peter Richter de Rangenier 1961/11/21, Köln, Gr.Sendesaal WDR private archive A never released
Leibowitz, René Violin Concerto, Op.50 (1958, dedicated to I.Gitlis) Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI / René Leibowitz 1962/03/10, Roma RAI broadcast A YouTube
Bach, Johann Sebastian Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (V. Chaconne) 1963/7/01, Spoleto RAI broadcast A YouTube
Brahms, Johannes Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 Florencia Batzin, piano 1963/7/02, Spoleto RAI broadcast A YouTube
Bartók, Béla Sonata for solo violin, Sz.117, BB 124 1963/7/13, Spoleto RAI archive A never released
Franck, César Violin Sonata in A major, M.8 Georges Pludermacher, piano 1964/2/01, Spoleto RAI archive A never released
Sibelius, Jean Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Gérard Devos 1964/10/15, Paris private archive A never released
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Charles Bruck 1965/9/22, Genève, Victoria Hall private archive A never released
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Berliner Philharmoniker / Akeo Watanabe 1965/9/30, Berlin, Philharmonie private archive A never released
Lalo, Édouard Symphonie espagnole, Op.21 (version in 4 movements, without: III. Intermezzo) Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra / John Frandssen 1968/11/07, Gothenburg Radio broadcast A YouTube
Stravinsky, Igor Violin Concerto in D (1931) Orchestre National de l'ORTF / Zubin Mehta 1969/1/21, Paris, Théâtre National Radio broadcast A YouTube
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Orchestre National de l'ORTF / André Vandernoot 1969/5/28, Paris RTF archive A never released
Nielsen, Carl Violin Concerto, Op.33 (1911) Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF / Marius Constant 1972/1/25, Paris RTF broadcast A YouTube
Sarasate, Pablo de Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op.20 -based on an unknown abridged version- Grand Orchestre de Raymond Lefèvre 1977 RTF broadcast V archive by 'Meloclassic' / YouTube
Brahms, Johannes Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 Roumanian Radio TV Orchestra / Iosif Conta 1980/1/24, Bucharest, Radio Hall Radio broadcast A YouTube
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 Orchestre National Belgique / Frank Collera 1981/12/11&13, Bruxelles private archive A never released
Ravel, Maurice Tzigane, Rhapsodie de concert New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982, New York NYPO archives ? A never released
Saint-Saëns, Camille Havanaise, Op.83 New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982, New York NYPO archives ? A never released
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta 1982, New York NYPO archives ? A never released
Bach, Johann Sebastian Wilhelmj, August Air on G string (from Suite No.3, BWV 1068) Yves Henry, piano (‘Ecole des fans’, Jacques Martin (presenter) 1988 ca, Paris TV broadcast V YouTube
Lalo, Édouard Symphonie espagnole, Op.21 (version in 4 movements, without: III. Intermezzo) Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra / Kazuyoshi Akiyama 1989/06/10, Osaka private tape - audience recording A YouTube
Franck, César Violin Sonata in A major, M.8 (II. Allegro – Quasi lento – Tempo I°) Daniel Wayenberg 1990s, Amsterdam TV broadcast V YouTube
Bloch, Ernest Nigun -Improvisation- (No.2 from 'Baal Shem', Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) Daniel Wayenberg 1990s, Amsterdam TV broadcast V YouTube
Saint-Saëns, Camille Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 Daniel Wayenberg 1990s, Amsterdam TV broadcast V YouTube
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 (II+III) NHK Symphony Orchestra / Yuzo Toyama 1995/12/18, Tokyo NHK broadcast V YouTube
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 NHK Symphony Orchestra / Yuzo Toyama 1995/12/18, Tokyo NHK broadcast A YouTube
Viotti, Giovanni Battista Violin Concerto No.1 in C major, G.32 (1782) NHK Symphony Orchestra / Yuzo Toyama 1995/12/18, Tokyo NHK broadcast A YouTube
Narita, Tamezō Gitlis, Ivry "The Song of the Seashore" - Improvisation for solo violin (encore) 1995/12/18, Tokyo NHK broadcast A YouTube
Paganini, Niccolò Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6 Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI / Eliahu Inbal 1997/2/6-7, Torino, Auditorium G.Agnelli RAI broadcast A never released
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] (encore) + interview 2000/2/10, Torino RAI broadcast A YouTube
Beethoven, Ludwig van Tognetti, Richard Sonata 'à Kreutzer', Op.47 (arr. for violin and string orchestra) Australian Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti 2000/10, Australia/France private archive A+V never released
Saint-Saëns, Camille Tognetti, Richard Introduction et rondo capriccioso, Op.28 (arr. for violin and string orchestra) Australian Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti 2000/10, Australia/France private archive A+V never released
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 BBC archives A YouTube - 1/2; YouTube - 2/2
Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 Orchestre Léonard de Vinci de Rouen / David Stern 2002/12/7-8, Rouen, Opéra private archive A never released
Mozart, Wolfgang Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219 "Turkish" Orchestre Léonard de Vinci de Rouen / David Stern 2002/12/7-8, Rouen, Opéra private archive ? A never released
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 for violin and piano, Sz.86 Akane Sakai, piano 2004/6/26, Lugano Project Martha Argerich A + V YouTube -A; YouTube -V
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, 2nd violin 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, K.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 (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 -A
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 -A; YouTube -V
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 -A
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 two 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 Carrefour de Lodéon – French radio interview Frédéric Lodéon, commentator 2012/3/22, Paris FranceInter.fr A podcast: listen in FR
Gitlis, Ivry Au Diable Beauvert – French radio interview – (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 podcast: listen in FR

Missing or lost[edit]

composer arranger work orchestra / conductor / piano / other rec. date (yyyy/mm/dd) rec. source A=audio V=video info and note
Haubenstock-Ramati, Roman Sequences für Violine und Orchester (1958) Orchestre de la RTF / Maurice Le Roux 1961/12/4, Paris, Radio PHD 980 485 32 A recording ?
Stravinsky, Igor Violin Concerto in D (1931) London SO / Antal Doráti 1962/4/28, Leeds, Town Hall A recording ?
Bartók, Béla Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112, BB 117 Orchestre philharmonique de l’ORTF / Serge Baudo 1963/8/10, Dieppe (FR) PHD 880 015 62 A recording ?
Rota, Nino Violin Sonata in G (1937) Nino Rota, piano 1970s, Paris A+V Gitlis himself, remembers this broadcast recording

Filmography[edit]

original title year director / producer starring / other musicians Gitlis role / content genre info and note
Mendelssohn, Felix 1963/06/23 “Discorama” / Philippe Ducrest Pro Musica Symphony Vienna (Wiener Symphoniker) / Hans Swarowsky Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 (I. Allegro molto appassionato) TV footage, archive by Meloclassic 1963 video playback over the 1954 VOX audio rec. / video YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – Musica da Camera 1963, Milano Elisa Quattrocolo (RAI) Loredana Franceschini, piano Debussy, Violin Sonata / Paganini, Cantabile Op.17 / Wieniawski, Capriccio-Valse Op.7 / Moszkowski/arr. Sarasate, Guitarre TV broadcast [T.T. 23'35] RAI5 Classica / YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – interview + Paganini 1965/01/10, Paris Jacqueline Barsac (RTF, “JT 13 heures”) unknown orchestra and conductor interview + rehearsal Paganini/Wilhelmj Violin Concerto Nr.1 in D major, Op.6 (fragment) TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – Journal de Paris (ina.fr) 1966/10/11, Paris Jacqueline Barsac Yves Henry, piano rehearsal Paganini Caprice No.24 / Brahms Violin Sonata No.3, Op.108 + interview TV footage ina.fr, watch video
Ivry Gitlis – "Un violon, une valise" 1968/10/06, Paris Jacques Busnel (ina.fr) Girolamo Arrigo (composer) rehearsing Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No.2 Op.58, at his home in Paris + interview TV footage ina.fr, watch video / YouTube
Rock and Roll Circus: Whole Lotta Yoko 1968 Rolling Stones John Lennon, Yoko Ono violin solo improvisations filmed concert watch video / DVD release, 1996
Ivry Gitlis – avec les Tziganes 1970s improvisations in gypsy style TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
Ivry Gitlis plays Bach (ina.fr) 1970s Bach - Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006 (III. Gavotte en rondeau) TV footage dailymotion, watch video
Ivry Gitlis - "Sur le vif, ou un violon dans la ville" 1971, Paris M.Philippe-Gérard / Edmond Tyborowsky avec : Ivry Gitlis / violon off : Stéphane Grappelli musique de : M.Philippe-Gérard / ingenieurs du son : Guy Solignac, Claude Bittan / assistés de : Edouard Hoffmann, Hervé Chauvel / directeur de la photographie: Henri Martin / cadreurs : Guy Maçon, Adrien Ballester, Bernard Gapail / montage : Jean-Claude Couprie / assisté de : Yves Charoy / scripts-girls : Andrée Gautey, Christiane Barreau / décorateur : Armand Braun / mixage : Jean-Paul Quiquempois / collaborateur artistique : Didier Philippe-Gérard / assistants-réalisateur : Toni Tounsi, Jeanne Barbillon, Xavier Guilhem-Ducléon / réalisation : Edmond Tyborowsky / Date de diffusion : 21/03/1971 / Durée : 00h 47' 35 TV film, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – Vence Music Festival 1972, Vence Georges Cziffra, Dizzy Gillespie, Georges Moustaki, François-René Duchable, Zubin Mehta Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu Op.66 (G.Cziffra) / Bach - Chaconne BWV 1004 (I.Gitlis) / jam sessions (I.Gitlis & D.Gillespie & G.Moustaki) / Z.Mehta, conducting string orchestra / Schubert – fragments "Trout Quintet" (I.Gitlis, Z.Mehta, F.-R.Duchable, & friends) TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – an Ambassador for Children, Young People and Music 1973, Vence explaining music to children / Beethoven - Violin Concerto Op.61 (fragments) TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
Ivry Gitlis with Barbara 1974, Paris Gitlis improvising the violin part in "Une petite cantate" with Barbara TV footage YouTube
Ivry Gitlis with Léo Ferré 1974, Paris Gitlis improvising the violin part in the song "Les Étrangers" TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
Ivry Gitlis with Michel Legrand 1974, Paris Gitlis with Michel Legrand and his orchestra, playing compositions for the movies "Summer of '42" (1971) and "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1968) TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
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
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 / YouTube
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 episode: "Maigret et l'homme tout seul" / René Vivien (a violin-playing tramp) 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
Ivry Gitlis - "hommage à Jascha Heifetz" 1988/1/13, Paris broadcast "Le Grand Échiquier" – Vive la rentrée, by André Flédérick Ivry Gitlis - "hommage à Jascha Heifetz" († 10.XII.1987) + Jules MASSENET: Méditation de Thaïs (Yves Henry, piano) TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
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) I.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, 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) / YouTube
Beppu! 2001 2001 feat.: Akane Sakai, Geza Hosszu-Legocky, Martha Argerich, Ivry Gitlis, Nelson Freire, Antonio Pappano A film for insiders TV footage, archive by Meloclassic YouTube
The Art of Violin 2001 Bruno Monsaingeon Itzhak Perlman I.Gitlis (commentator/performer) / Part 1. "The Devil's Instrument" & Part 2. "Transcending the Violin" documentary DVD release, 2010 / YouTube
Sansa 2003 Siegfried Roschdy Zem, Emma Suarez, Martha Argerich I.Gitlis (Monsieur Click) film-drama IMDB / YouTube
Ivry Gitlis, documentary 2003 Robertie Nahoum Valee Australia Chamber Orchestra / Richard Tognetti Beethoven - Sonata "Kreutzer" / Saint-Saëns – Introduction and rondo capriccioso Op.28 (arranged by R.Tognetti for violin and string orchestra) + interview filmed concert Ivry Gitlis / short clip on YouTube
Ivry Gitlis and the Great Tradition 2004 Tony Palmer performer documentary DVD release, 2012 / YouTube
Ruggiero Ricci – Life is a Violin 2006 Fernando Casablancas (Xochil Prod.) Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis Ricci at his home in Palm Springs, in Paris with fellow fiddler Ivry Gitlis, and in Mozarteum Salzburg for a Master Class. A personal portrait of a great artist and warm and endearing man. documentary medici.tv / 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 himself documentary Crossmarkpictures, Avro / YouTube
Ivry Gitlis & Michel Legrand 2009 Tandem (France 2) Ivry Gitlis and Michel Legrand, playing a joke, imitating 'Contemporary Music' TV footage dailymotion, watch video
Ivry Gitlis, le violon sans frontières 2009 Sandra Joxe, Christian Labrande performer documentary Classifilms, Arte, ina / DVD, 2010 / YouTube
Ivry Gitlis, improvisation 2009/10/18 Brigitte Engerer, Boris Berezovsky recorded during Pianoscope à Beauvais - Festival 2009 – improvisation sur le nom 'Brigitte' (Ivry Gitlis, violin – Boris Berezovsky, piano) private recording dailymotion, watch video
Ivry Gitlis, interview – wallcast #13 2011/7/27, Verbier Matthieu Escande (MUSEEC/medici.tv) Verbier Festival documentary medici.tv, watch video / YouTube
Ivry Gitlis, in Italy – Film in 5 Parts 2011/10/30-31 & 11/01, Trieste 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 (Paradis – Sicilienne / Kreisler - Liebesleid & 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 / Paradis – Sicilienne / Kreisler - Liebesleid & Schön Rosmarin) / Part 5. in conversation documentary 3 DVD, private release / 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 (Paradis - Sicilienne / Kreisler – Liebesleid) documentary YouTube
Ivry Gitlis – Un violon pour la paix dans le monde 2012/04/02 Patrick Simonin (L'Invité, TV5Monde) TV interview dailymotion, watch video
Masterclass with Ivry Gitlis 2012, Thessaloniky Angela Maria Arbeláez, Thanasis Protatos Institut Français de Thessalonique documentary vimeo, watch video
Des gens qui s'embrassent 2013 Danièle Thompson Monica Bellucci Aron (the patriarch of a Jewish family) film-comedy IMDB / watch film / YouTube
Des gens qui s'embrassent 2013/04/5 Ivry Gitlis & Monica Bellucci L'invité du jour du 05/04/2013 dans 'A La Bonne Heure' interview dailymotion, watch video / YouTube
Ivry Gitlis - Legendary Violin Recital in 2013 2013/6/14, Tokyo Nakamura Toshitake (Tempo Primo, Japan) Vahan Mardirossian, piano Händel - Sonata in E major Op.1 No.15, HWV 373 / Franck – Violin Sonata in A major / Brahms - Scherzo F.A.E. / Bloch - Nigun / Kreisler - Liebesleid, Syncopation, Schön Rosmarin / Massenet - Meditation de Thais / Paradis - Sicilienne / Narita - The Song of the Seashore / Paganini - Cantabile Op.17 filmed concert DVD Tempo Primo Co., Ltd., 2015
Ivry Gitlis - La matinale 2013/11/02 Jean Michel Dhuez (France Musique) "Jean Michel Dhuez reçoit l'invité du jour le célèbre violoniste Ivry Gitlis dont l'autobiographie "L'âme et la corde" paraît dans une nouvelle édition augmentée aux éditions Buchet/Chastel." TV interview dailymotion, watch video

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Notes

  1. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde, p. 28 (2013)
  2. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde (2013)
  3. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde (2013)
  4. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde, p. 62 (2013)
  5. ^ In the context of French Conservatoires, First Prize, Second Prize etc. are like A and B grades at the highest level. Getting the first prize = graduating.
  6. ^ Violinist Ivry Gitlis remembers George Enescu, The Strad, 19 August 2013.
  7. ^ Profile of Theodore and Alice Pashkus on Rudolf Bruil's 'The Remington Site'
  8. ^ Gitlis, L'Âme et la corde, p. 152 (2013)
  9. ^ Ivry Gitlis, 28 year old violinist, today ranks with the foremost young masters of his instrument in the world. He started the study of the violin at the age of five. His debut was made shortly after that and he so impressed the noted virtuoso, Bronislaw Huberman, that he was sent to Paris to study. At the age of 11, the boy won first place among 150 competitors for admission to the Paris Conservatoire, and at 13, he got "Premier Prix" (graduated) at the Conservatoire. Gitlis continued his studies with such noted virtuosi as Georges Enesco, Jacques Thibaud and Theodore Pashkus, after which we embarked on a European concert tour. During the war, the youngster remained in London where he performed for the armed forces in hundreds of concerts. In the last few years he has been soloist with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Liverpool Philharmonic, etc. Recently he has featured contemporary music on his program ranging from works of Bartok to Lennox Berkley, Ivor Walsworth and Hindemith, as well as continuing his programs of the music of the classics. Further tours of the European continent have strengthened critical belief that Ivry Gitlis is destined to become one of the world's greatest violinists. (text extracted from: Don Gabor archives, ©1950)
  10. ^ Ivry Gitlis | hommage à Jascha Heifetz | 1988
  11. ^ Israeli Violinist Gives Successful Concerts in Soviet Cities, JTA Archive, 25 October 1963.
  12. ^ Ivry Gitlis bio at Musicamundi.org
  13. ^ ‘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
  14. ^ Ivry Gitlis – UNESCO Celebrity Advocates | UNESCO.org
  15. ^ "Fellows and Honorary Members". Royal Northern College of Music. 
  16. ^ Documented in handwritten letter dated 31 March 2008, from Bowden
  17. ^ http://www.cozio.com/Instrument.aspx?id=540
  18. ^ http://www.cozio.com/instrument.aspx?id=64
  19. ^ http://www.cozio.com/Instrument.aspx?id=491
  20. ^ Gitlis – CD Booklet for the first release of Paganini's 24 Caprices (Philips, January 2007)
  21. ^ Gitlis – L'Âme et la corde, foreword (Buchet-Chastel, 2013)
  22. ^ Ben Zeev, Noam: "At 90, master violinist wants to bestow his knowledge onto a new generation" - Haaretz, 5 October 2012
  23. ^ Interview at the Verbier Festival, 2011

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