Idéale audience

Tribute to Ivry Gitlis

At the age of 96, Ivry Gitlis is the oldest classical musician in activity. Born in Haifa in 1922, he moved to Paris ten years later to study with the greatest European masters – Jacques Thibaud, Carl Flesch and Georges Enesco. In 1951, he won a Prize at the Long-Thibaud Competition which launched his career and he settled in France where he has become a popular musical figure. Throughout his career spanning over 80 years, he has demonstrated a unique style and an unparalleled sense of freedom. This concert pays tribute to the patriarch of classical music.

Director :
Sébastien Glas

Sound :
Daniel Zalay

Producer :
Produced by Pierre-Martin Juban
Co-produced by Idéale Audience and Mezzo
In partnership with la Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris

With the participation of CNC (Centre National de la cinématographie et de l'image animée)

Running time :
47' ou 74'

Format :

Year of production :

Distributor(s) / Sales Agent(s) :
World sales : Naxos

Work(s) :
Lutosławski Variations on a theme by Paganini *
Martha Argerich Akane Sakai, pianos            

Debussy En blanc et noir *
Martha ArgerichIddo Bar-Shai, pianos

Traditional Mein Shtetele Belz (arr. Marc-Olivier Dupin)
Itamar Golan Natsuko Inoue, pianos

Bartók Romanian Folk dances No.1, 2, 4, 5, 6
David Oistrakh quartet

Chausson Concert for violin, piano and string quartet op. 21 – II. Sicilienne
Renaud Capuçon violon / Nicholas Angelich piano / Quatuor Ebène 

Schumann Fantasiestücke Op. 73 *
Sergei Nakariakov bugle / Martha Argerich piano

Traditional Tire l’aiguille (arr. Yann Ollivo) *
Traditional Bessarabye (arr. Cyrille Lehn) *
Traditional Ukrainian Memories (arr. Yann Ollivo)
Traditional Tum Balalaika / Roumania Roumania (arr. Yann Ollivo) *

Traditional Kolomishka (arr. Cyrille Lehn) *
Sirba Octet
Martha Argerich, Akane Sakai, Nicholas Angelich, Vahan Mardirossian, Iddo Bar-Shai, Itamar Golan, Natsuko Inoue (pianos)
Renaud Capuçon, Mayu Kishima, Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian (violins)
Quatuor Ebène, David Oistrakh Quartet


Date and shoot location :
Live concert, Philharmonie de Paris
Filmed on 7 January 2019