The Art of Violinist Ivry Gitlis (2)

April 9, 2023, 10:00 pm

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Ivry Gitlis
Ivry Gitlis (Photo: Tamar Moshinsky, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

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