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Joseph Magil
American Record Guide, July 2016

It seems that Gitlis gradually shed the self-effacing literalism that was current in the mid-20th Century and turned back to the great virtuosos of the late 19th and early 20th Century. He is fascinating if sometimes odd, but I always enjoyed listening to this set. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Stephen Greenbank
MusicWeb International, April 2016

Throwing all caution to the wind, [Gitlis] serves up a high-octane performance, underpinned by immaculate intonation. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski provides admirable support. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Rob Cowan
Gramophone, April 2016

Although [Ivry Gitlis’s] occasional abrasiveness and relative leanness of tone aren’t to everyone’s taste, his keen imagination, sense of colour, interpretative daring and invariable intensity are bound to hold you captive. This set from SWR Music using SWR mastertapes features some cracking performances. …A real feast for fiddle aficionados. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Norman Lebrecht
Musical Toronto, February 2016

This is commanding artistry, not the kind that necessarily brings a crowd to its feet at the end of a performance but the kind that knows exactly why music exists and what it can do to our deepest seats of emotion. If you’ve never heard Ivry Gitlis before, you will not have glimpsed that secret in the raw. © 2016 Musical Toronto Read complete review





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