R.I.P. Ivry Gitlis, 25 August 1922 – 24 December 2020
I'm really sorry to hear about his passing. I think he had a wonderful life and brought joy to many people and was indeed a character.
He had quite a distinctive personality as a violinist. For instance this short piece.
Violin-playing is a bell-shaped curve. But then, there are still outliers.
He really was unique and an inspiration to old violinists. [:-)
One of my favorite YT videos is of Gitlis performing Chaconne. RIP
So, so sorry to hear about this. What a loss. Mr. Gitlis was unique. His violin voice is unique and instantly recognizable. And many of his recordings - especially the Bartok Violin Concerto (1955) - are in a league of their own. Condolences to his family, colleagues, and (I'm sure) thousands of devoted listeners.
What a loss! RIP to a one-of-a-kind talent.
Greetings, what a terrible loss.
Haven't run across him before, sorry it had to be this way. Incredible style! I will look for all I can find on him.
Exactly how is his name to be pronounced?
I believe it's pronounced: "iv.." (as in "give")...and "ree" (with an accent on the "iv") - iVree.
That's what I thought. Now how about his last name? I'm having a GIF vs. Jif moment.
And by the way his upbow staccato is even more wonderful when you play back the video at 1.5 speed.
Very few people know about this sound track he plays for a movie. He sounds incredible, what an artist he was..
thanks Jose for mentioning that movie track
Two hour documentary on Gitlis:
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