Discography

 

 

 

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Mozart: Sonatas and Variations for Piano and Violin ~ Vol II

Fleur de Son © 2017

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

"Detailed engineering graces the second instalment of a Mozart cycle from Jacques Israelievitch and Christina Petrowska Quilico. In July 2015 the duo presented a concert at the Chautauqua Festival devoted to the Mozart sonatas. A few months earlier the violinist had been diagnosed with lung cancer, to which he succumbed on September 5... With that in mind, there’s nothing remotely tentative about Israelievitch’s focused tone, cultivated phrasing and flexible ensemble interaction. Quilico’s accomplishments...for instance, her strong, dynamically contrasted pianism in the Adagio of the E flat Sonata, K481, underlines the music’s operatic nature. Indeed, I look forward to this series’ remaining volumes.”  – Jed Distler, Gramophone, February 2018

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Mozart: Sonatas and Variations for Piano and Violin ~ Vol I

Fleur de Son © 2016

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano

“These works are perfectly suited to Israelievitch’s distinctive style and sound, which was always warm, gentle and sensitive…. It’s obvious that Israelievitch and Petrowska Quilico are of one mind in their performances….  If this first volume is anything to go by then it will be a series to treasure, and one that will be a wonderful memorial tribute to a great and much-loved violinist.” – Terry Robbins, The WholeNote  
“…Beautiful and virtuosic, dynamic on the part of Quilico and finesse from the violin sounds of Israelievitch.” – Ed Farolan, Review Vancouver
“…So full of the rhythms and colours of life, taut and firm, and always endowed with the warmth that Mozart requires. ....  Israelievitch and Petrowska Quilico obviously enjoy the wealth of melody and the increasingly rich chromatic harmonies in these three works..… The joy of music making is evident in every single measure. Highly recommended. (If this CD doesn’t win one of Canada’s Juno Awards next April, there’s no justice.)" – Phil’s Reviews, Audio-Video Club of Atlanta
Chosen Disc of the Week on CBC Radio Two’s In Concert.
"Israelievitch and Petrowska Quilico’s… playing is red-blooded and wants nothing in enthusiasm. They find richer textures in the music than [a recording being compared] and more variety too. They are especially wonderful in the two later sonatas. It is labeled 'Volume 1', and I really look forward to the series." – MAGIL, American Record Guide September/October 2016

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Fancies and Interludes

Centrediscs ©2015

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Christina Petrowska Quilico, piano
Works by Morawetz, Rolfe, Luedeke, and Kulesha

“...Both a labour of love and musical declaration, intuited and played by two ingenious and accomplished musicians... it has the immediacy and the vigour of a live performance... which makes the music come alive with the splendour of the excitement (or the sorrow) of each precious phrase as it was played in the moment.... The programming on this CD is exquisite – the compositions flow one after another as if they were meant to be. Israelievitch and Petrowska Quilico allow the impulse, the urge to soar and expand in their playing while granting the listener a breathing space – the true embodiment of Fancies and Interludes.”  - Ivana Popovic, The WholeNote
“In this CD we hear an astounding level of virtuosity. Both performers…deliver eloquent interpretations filled with individuality and rich expression…"  Ralitsa Tcholakova, CAML Review/ Revue de l’ACBM(Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres)

French Violin Sonatas

Fleur de Son Classics ©2012

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Kanae Matsumoto, piano
Works by Ravel, Debussy, Pieré, and Poulenc

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New Arts Trio at Chautauqua: 30th Anniversary Recital

Fleur de Son Classics  ©2010

Rebecca Penneys, piano
Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Arie Lipsky, cello
Works by Dvořák, Colina, Piazzolla, Milch-Sheriff.


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French Flute Chamber Music

Naxos Records ©2009


The Mirage Quintet:
Robert Aitken, flute
Erica Goodman, harp
Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Teng Li, viola
Winona Zelenka, cello
Quintets by Tournier, Schmitt, Pierné, Françaix, and Roussel.

 

The Mirage Quintet plays just beautifully, rich, warm tone,
and with a quietly finessed sense of ensemble unanimity.

 Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition


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Nobel Voices for Disarmament: 1901-2001 

Smithsonian Folkway Recordings ©2007

Jacques Israelievitch, violin solos
Nobel laureates and other proponents of peace remind us of their profound efforts on behalf of world peace.  Michael Douglas, honored as a United Nation's Messenger of Peace, introduces and narrates this compilation, produced in collaboration with the United Nations.  


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The Adaskin Collection, Vol. 6
AdLar Music ©2007

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Michael Israelievitch, marimba
Erica Goodman, harp
Adaskin String Trio
The music of Murray Adaskin, including Sonata 'Padre e figlio' for violin and marimba.


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Hammer and Bow   
Fleur de Son Classics  ©2006

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Michael Israelievitch, percussion
With guest artists Measha Brueggergosman (narrator) and Winona Zelenka (cello)
Works by Piazzolla, Metral, Luedeke, Woehr, and Glick.

"...a real eye-opener.... This is genuine ensemble playing in every respect,
with...musical nuance and technical virtuosity."

— Terry Robbins, Wholenote Magazine

Kreutzer 42 Studies
Stringology Music Studios ©2006

Now recorded for the first time in its entirety Kreutzer's amazing collection of etudes is the foundation of every violinist's technique. Hear this masterful interpretation and concert piece style performance by Jacques Israelievitch of Kreutzer's complete 42 studies. This 2 CD and Guide package delivers an inspiring and ultimately useful tool for all violinists and teachers to use and enjoy.

"How nice for students and teachers to have an example of excellence they can try to attain. I particularly like Mr. Israelievitch's attitude of combining musicality and technique.  I will recommend this book to all my students who are embarking on a teaching career."
— Almita Vamos, Prof. of Violin, Northwestern University
"Israelievitch's masterful and musically sensitive interpretations [are] indeed a tour de force, combining technical accuracy, lovely tone and imaginative phrasing."
 Australian Strings Association
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Tchaikovsky: The Ballets 
Sony BMG Masterworks (RCA Red Seal) ©2003

Jacques Israelievitch, violin solos
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
The complete ballets of Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, and Sleeping Beauty.


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Solo Suite  
Fleur de Son Classics (FDS 57959)  ©2003

Jacques Israelievitch, solo violin
Works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Prokofiev, Martinon, Prévost, Paganini, and Kriesler.

 

"Israelievitch gives excellent performances – muscular and dramatic,
with precise intonation and a strong sense of direction."
— Wholenote Magazine

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New Arts Trio In Recital at Chautauqua
Fleur de Son Classics (FDS 57957)  ©2002

Rebecca Penneys, piano
Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Arie Lipsky, cello
Works by Beethoven, Pärt, Bloch, Piazzolla, Brahms.

 

"This is one of the most interesting and exciting discs of piano trios,
or any chamber music, or any classical music I have ever heard."

— Fanfare Magazine

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Suite Fantaisie
Fleur de Son Classics (FDS 57941)  ©2000

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Judy Loman, harp
Stéphane Lemelin, piano
Michael Israelievitch, marimba
Works by Wieniawski, Dvorák-Kreisler, Colgrass, Schoenberg, Saint-Saëns, Schubert.

 

"His performance brims over with vivacity."
— Strings Magazine

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Virtuoso Reality
CBC Records/Les Disques SRC ©1999

Joel Quarrington, double bass
Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Steven Dann, viola
Andrew Burashko, piano
Eric Robertson, harpsichord
Includes Bottesini's Grand Duo Concertant, and other works by Eccles, Baker, Borghi, Mannino, and Sarasate.


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The Test Tubes
Spool (SPL 106)  ©1999

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Reinhard Reitzenstein, musician (Klang Bau, Amaranth)
Jesse Stewart, percussionist (glass instruments of his own design, assorted percussion)
Gayle Young, musician/instrument designer (Klang Bau, Amaranth, a 24-stringed instrument of her own design)


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Suite Enfantine
Fleur de Son Classics (FDS 57936)  ©1998

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Stephanie Sebastian, piano
Bonus track with Joshua Israelievitch, piano
Works chosen by children for children (and anyone else!)


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Suite Française
Fleur de Son Classics (FDS 57926)  ©1998

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Stephanie Sebastian, piano
Includes works by Françaix, Satie, Debussy, Milhaud, Fauré, and Alain Weber.

"Israelievitch has a full tone and an engaging personality.
He is very musical and never strives for virtuoso effect,
and his playing is obviously from the heart."

— American Record Guide

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The Romance and Rhapsody of Max Bruch
Fleur de Son Classics (FDS 57925)  ©1997

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Also featuring Donatus Katkus (viola) and Guy Chadash (clarinet)
The St. Christopher Chamber Orchestra of Lithuania
Conducted by Arie Lipsky

Israelievitch's expressive arsenal includes portamentos
at which even Elman might have blushed.

— Fanfare Magazine
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Suite Hebraique
IBS (IBS 1028)  ©1995

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
John Greer, piano
Works by Glick, Ellstein, Krein, Lavry, Adaskin, Wieniawski, Zimbalist, Press, Ravel, and Bloch.


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The Spirit of Mozart
CBC Records/Les Disques SRC (SMCD 5133)  ©1994

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Steven Dann, viola
Nora Shulman, flute
Judy Loman, harp
CBC Vancouver Orchestra
Mario Bernardi, conductor


Beethoven Romances 
Analekta ©1992

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Günther Herbig, conductor

 

 

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R. Murray Schafer
CBC Records/Les Disques SRC (SMCD 5114)  ©1992

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Robert Aitken, flute
Judy Loman, harp
The Toronto Symphony (Günther Herbig/Sir Andrew Davis)
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Kazuyoshi Akiyama)


Northern Romance
JLH Lasersound (JLH 1003 DDD) ©1989

Jacques Israelievitch, violin
Robert Kortgaard, piano
Music of Edvard Grieg

 

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Sonata For Violin & Piano / String Quartet In E Flat Major

Thomas Beversdorf "Sontata For Violin & Piano"

Orion ©1974

Features Jacques Israelievitch, Violin and Henry Upper, Piano

Karl Dittersdorf "String Quartet In E Flat" Features The Sinnhoffer String Quartet

 

A few videos