Tribute to a Master: Josef Gingold's 75th Birthday Concert (1986)
DVD; approx. 57 minutes
Distinguished former students of violinist Josef Gingold celebrated the master’s 75th birthday by joining the Indiana University student orchestra in a performance of Gingold’s favorite music.
Conductor Paul Biss characterized it as “truly a celebration of the violin” when distinguished former students of violinist Josef Gingold celebrated the master’s 75th birthday by joining the Indiana University student orchestra in a performance of Gingold’s favorite music.
Staged at the Musical Arts Center, the concert featured soloists Miriam Fried and Yuval Yaron, as well as performances by former students who are concertmasters at leading North American orchestras including: Andres Cardenes, Utah Symphony; Herbert Greenberg, Baltimore Symphony; Jacques Israelievitch; Raymond Kobler, San Francisco Symphony; Richard Roberts, Montreal Symphony; and William Preucil, Atlanta Symphony.
WTIU videotaped the performance and added commentary by Professor Gingold, Paul Biss and some of the featured musicians to create this engaging Tribute to a Master.
The featured musical selections include:
* Concerto in D Minor for String Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 11 by Antonio Vivaldi
* Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
* Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins and Orchestra, Op. 3 No. 10 by Antonio Vivaldi
* Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins and Orchestra, S. 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
* Concerto No. 8 in A Minor, Op.47 by Louis Spohr