PNINA SALZMAN

DHR-7828/9 Vol. 1 (2CDs)


MOZART:Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 18 in Bb major K. 456
with Jerusalem SO, David Shallon (Live, December, 1985)
MOZART:Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 24 in C minor K. 491
with Israel Broadcasting "Kol Israel" SO, Mendi Rodan (Live, Oct. 20, 1970)
MOZART:Quartet for piano, violin, viola & cello in G minor K. 478
with members of the Amadeus Quartet
(Norbert Brainin, violin; Peter Schidlof, viola; Martin Lovett, cello)
(Live, Jerusalem, June 2, 1984)
P. BEN-HAIM: Capriccio for piano and orchestra
with Israel Phil. Orch., Carlo Maria Giulini (Live, Dec. 12, 1960)
D. SCARLATTI: Sonatas L. 230 & L. 250
(Live, June, 24 1980, Jerusalem, YMCA)
C. FRANCK: Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
with Jerusalem SO, Mendi Rodan (Live, June, 25 1968)
A. KHACHATURIAN: Concerto for piano and orchestra in Db
with Jerusalem SO, Anatole Fistoulari (Live, Dec, 6 1977)

Pnina Salzman has long been considered the First Lady of the piano in Israel. Born in Tel Aviv in 1924, she began playing the piano soon after she learned to walk and began performing in public at eight. Alfred Cortot, while on tour in Israel in 1932, heard her and invited her to study in Paris under his personal supervision. In Paris, Pnina Salzman studied with Magda Tagliaffero at the Conservatoire National de Musique, where she won the Prix de Piano at age 14. About the same time, Bronislav Huberman (The famous violonist, founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra), who attended one of her concerts in Paris, announced that it was a once in a lifetime experience to meet such talent, and recommended that she be engaged as a soloist with the IPO. Pnina Salzman was invited to play three piano concertos (in one evening) with the orchestra. This marked the beginning of a long association with the IPO. Besides her many performances with them in Israel, she was chosen to be a featured soloist in two of their world tours, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini and by Josef Krips. Pnina Salzman has subsequently toured all five continents several times , playing with major orchestras under such conductors as Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Erich Leinsdorf, Antal Dorati, Paul Paray, Malcolm Sargent, Igor Markevitch, Charles Munch, Jascha Horenstein, Zubin Mehta, Josef Krips, Colin Davis, Walter Susskind, Andrew Davis, Neville Marriner, Hans Vonk; Anatole Fistoulari, Sergiu Comissiona, Lawrence Foster, Michael Taube, George Singer , Gary Bertini, David Shallon, Moshe Atzmon, Mendi Rodan, Paul Ben-Haim and Noam Sheriff . In 1963 she was the first Israeli invited to play in the USSR and in 1994, the first Israeli pianist invited to play in China. Pnina Salzman is an enthusiastic chamber music performer, member of the Israel Piano Quartet, and a regular guest with such distinguished chamber groups as the Amadeus String Quartet. She is a Professor and the head of the piano department at Tel Aviv University and has served on the Jury of such prestigious International Piano Competitions as the Arthur Rubinstein Competition, Vladimir Horowitz Competition, as well as the Dublin, Iturbi/ Valencia, Munich, Athens, Sydney, and Seoul Competitions.
Pnina Salzman died on December 16. 2006 in Tel Aviv


DHR-7830 Vol. 2


Yona Ettlinger - Clarinet;  Pnina Salzman - Piano;  Uzi Wiesel - Cello   

BRAHMS
Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Cello in A minor Op. 114
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor Op. 120 No. 1
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in Eb major Op. 120 No. 2
Live, Jerusalem, April 20, 1975

Yona Ettlinger (1924-1981) settled in Israel at a young age. Though piano was his first love, he took up the clarinet at 17. His principal teacher was Louis Cahuzac, with whom he developed his remarkably pure tone, wholly devoid of vibrato. He also studied composition with Paul Ben-Haim and Nadia Boulanger. Principal clarinetist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra from 1947 to 1964, he took conducting engagements with such ensembles as the Israel Chamber Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and also performed widely and for many years with the Tel Aviv Quartet and in duo with Pnina Salzman. Appointed professor at the Guildhall School of Music in 1973, he achieved a great reputation as teacher of the clarinet. Noted for his perfectionism--he recorded and analyzed nearly every performance--Yona Ettlinger is recognized by his peers as one of the preeminent clarinetists of the twentieth century.
Uzi Wiesel, a native Israeli, graduated with honours from Juilliard in 1954 and subsequently studied with Pablo Casals in Prades. Winner of several international competitions, including the Piatagorsky Competition (1953), the Moscow International Concours (1957), and the Casals International Concours (1961), he has performed as soloist with many prominent orchestras, and given many recitals highlighting his vast repertoire and sensuous singing tone. A full professor at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music for over thirty years, his students have achieved renown all over the world. Currently, Mr. Wiezel gives master classes in Europe and the US and serves on juries of international competitions.


DHR-7840/41 Vol. 3 (2CDs)


B. BARTOK: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 3
with Israel Philharmonic Orch. Paul Paray cond. (Live, Nov. 29, 1971)
C. SAINT-SAENS:  Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 5 in F major Op. 103
with Jerusalem SO, Lawrence Foster cond. (Live, Sep. 10, 1988)
M. LAVRY: Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 Op. 201
with Israel Philharmonic Orch. Zubin Mehta cond. (Live, March 18, 1984)
P. BEN-HAIM: Concerto for piano and orchestra (1949)
with Jerusalem SO, Hans Vonk cond. (Live, March 10, 1983)
F. CHOPIN:  Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22
with Jerusalem SO, Neville Marriner cond. (Live, Jan. 17, 1979)
V. D'INDY: Symphony on a French Mountain Air for piano and orchestra Op. 25
with Jerusalem SO, Mendi Rodan cond. (Live, June 26, 1973)



DHR-7852 Vol. 4
BRAHMS: Quintet for piano & strings in f, Op. 34 Live performance - Jerusalem, Nov. 20, 1974
SCHUMANN: Quintet for piano & strings in Eb, Op. 44 
Live performance - Jerusalem, Dec.22, 1983
Pnina Salzman - piano
Tel Aviv String Quartet:
Haim Taub - 1st violin
Yefim Boyko - 2nd violin (Brahms); Lazar Schuster - 2nd violin (Schumann)
Daniel Benyamini - viola
Uzi Wiesel - cello



DHR-7862 Vol. 5
CHOPIN

Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Op. 35  Live performance - Jerusalem, June 6, 1979
Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58  
Live performance - Jerusalem, October 15, 1975
Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22  
Live performance - Jerusalem, Dec. 17, 1983
Fantaisie in F minor Op. 49  
Live performance - Jerusalem, May 15, 1975
Valse in Gb major Op. 70 No. 1  
Live performance - Tel Aviv, November 14, 1967



DHR-7870/1 Vol. 6 (2CDs)
Yona Ettlinger
Daniel Benyamini

Mozart
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in Eb major, K. 498
Yona Ettlinger - clarinet; Daniel Benjamini - viola; Pnina Salzman - piano
Live performance, Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, December 31, 1975
Concero for Piano and Orchestra No. 14 in Eb major, K. 449
With The Israel Kibutzim Symphony orchestra, Noam Sheriff, conductor
Live performance, Jerusalem Khan, June 25, 1978
Piano sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331
Live performance, YMCA Auditorium, Jerusalem, June 24, 1968
Bach
Sonata for viola da Gamba and piano in G Minor, BWV 1027
Daniel Benjamini - viola; Pnina Salzman - piano
Live performance, YMCA Auditorium, Jerusalem, October 29, 1960
Liszt
Consolation No. 3
Live performance, Jerusalem Khan, June 10, 1979
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Live performance, Tel Aviv, November 1967
Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra
With Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, George Singer, conductor
Live performance, YMCA Auditorium, Jerusalem, November 7, 1978
Funérailles, No. 7 from Harmonies poétique et religeuses
Live performance, Jerusalem Khan, June 10, 1979
Bach-Liszt
Prelude and fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Live performance, YMCA Auditorium, Jerusalem, June 24, 1980
Falla
Noches en los Jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain) for piano & orchestra
With Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Mendi Rodan, conductor
Live performance, Jerusalem Theatre, December 7, 1975
Andaluza
Live performance, YMCA Auditorium, Jerusalem, Dec. 22 24, 1971



DHR-7883-7 Vol. 7 (5CDs)

Yona Ettlinger  Daniel Benyamini   Uzi Wiezel
Clarinet       Viola          Cello
A special memorial set, the 7th in this series saluting the great artistry of a legendary musician
5 CDs for the price of 3 CDs

Schumann:
Carnaval Op.9 2; Arabeske Op.18; Kinderszenen Op.15
Three Romances for Clarinet and Piano Op. 94

Debussy:
L'isle joyeuse ; Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor  (2 versions)
Ravel: 
Sonatine; Alborada del gracioso
Chopin
Mazurkas: In F minor, Op.63 No.2; C# minor, Op.63 No.3; F minor, Op.7 No.3
Op.67: No.1, G major, No.2, G minor; No.3, C major; No.4, A minor; In C# minor, Op.30 No.4
Nocturne in C minor, Op.48 No.1; Prelude in E minor, Op.28 No.4
Barcarolle in F# major, Op. 60; Valse in Ab major, Op.34 No.1

Fauré:
Nocturne in Db major No.6, Op.63
Brahms:
Sonata for Viola and Piano in Eb major, Op.120 No.2
Beethoven:
Quintet for Piano and Winds in Eb major, Op. 16
with (Members of the Israel Wind Quintet): Eliyahu Torner - oboe; Richard Lesser - clarinet
Meir Rimon - Horn; Mordechai Rechtman - Bassoon
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in Bb major, Op. 11 ; Sonata for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 69
C.P.E. Bach
4 Sonatas for Clarinet, Piano and Cello from Wq.92: Allegretto, Allegro, Andante, Allegro di molto
Glinka:
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in D minor  (Pathétique)
Falla
Suite popular Española for Cello and Piano: I. El Paño Moruno II. Nana III. Canción IV. Polo V. Asturiana VI. Jota
Poulenc:
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (2 versions)
Albeniz:
Malaguena  Granados: Andaluza
Rameau - Ettlinger : 
Suite for Clarinet and Piano
Schubert:
Sonata Arpeggione for Viola and Piano in A minor ; Moment Musical in F minor, Op.94 No.3

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