In a long, illustrious career, violinist Ivry Gitlis performed with the world’s best orchestras and released dozens of records. We embark on a two-week exploration of the virtuoso; this week, we hear works by Niccolò Paganini, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Gitlis’ own improvisations on 20th-century American composers.
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, “Kreutzer”
Gitlis: Improvisations – on Gershwin, Porter, Arlen