Many Happy Returns to Ivry Gitlis, 98 today.

Should Mr Gitlis’s artistry – intense/impassioned, eloquent/expressive, and displaying a magnetic combination of rose-in-the-teeth address & golden-age tone – be unfamiliar, then do consider a recent Profil set that gathers together his Vox recordings from the 1950s: including Violin Concertos by Bartók (No.2), Berg, Bruch (G-minor), Hindemith, Mendelssohn (E-minor), Sibelius, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky, with conductors … Continue reading Many Happy Returns to Ivry Gitlis, 98 today.