Ivry Gitlis & the Great Tradition
- Format: PAL Video
- Release Date: 3/27/2012
He is a legend, even among other violinists and has been at the top of his profession for over 60 years. Probably the last of a great tradition, he is both our link to the past and our guide for the future. For most musicians, he is THE violinist. Has appeared in films with the Rolling Stones and Isabelle Adjani. He has jammed with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, Marcel Marceau and Stephane Grappelli. Today, he enjoys improvising with Youssou N'Dour and with his sons' rock 'n' roll band, Enhancer. His recordings of the concertos by Stravinsky, Paganini, Tchaikovsky and Alban Berg (which won the Grand Prix du Disque) are reckoned to be among the definitive accounts of these works. His CD of the Bartok Concerto was voted Best Record of the Year by the New York Herald Tribune. He performs regularly in front of Presidents and Kings.