The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 60th Anniversary Gala
Concert

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 60th Anniversary Gala

Vengerov, Perlman & Co.

Performance date: 26/12/1996
Available until: 31/12/2030
114 Min

For its 60th birthday in 1996, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra played host to six star violinists from different generations. Issac Stern, then already 76 years old, played Bach's Double Concerto in D minor with Gil Shaham, almost 50 years his junior. No fewer than four violin virtuosos came together for a Vivaldi concerto, while for Johan Halvorsen's virtuoso Handel Variations, Itzhak Perlman was joined by his friend Pinchas Zukerman. The event was presided over by two start conductors, with Daniel Barenboim on the podium for Weber's Oberon Overture, and the orchestra's long-time principal conductor Zubin Mehta in charge of Brahms's sunny Second Symphony.

Soloists
Menahem Breuer (Violin), Shlomo Mintz (Violin), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Gil Shaham (Violin), Ariel Shamai (Violin), Isaac Stern (Violin), Maxim Vengerov (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Ensemble
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductors
Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta
1
Samuel Cohen
Israeli National Anthem "Hatikvah"
  • Zubin Mehta (Conductor)
06:59
2
Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon Overture, J. 306
  • Daniel Barenboim (Conductor)
11:00
3
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings & Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043
  • Gil Shaham (Violin)
  • Isaac Stern (Violin)
17:35
4
Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto in B Minor, RV 580
  • Zubin Mehta (Conductor)
  • Shlomo Mintz (Violin)
  • Gil Shaham (Violin)
  • Maxim Vengerov (Violin)
  • Menahem Breuer (Violin)
12:14
5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade No. 6 in D Major, K. 239 "Serenata Notturna"
  • Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
  • Ariel Shamai (Violin)
14:42
6
Johan Halvorsen
Passacaglia and Sarabande with Variations on a Theme by Handel
  • Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Pinchas Zukerman (Viola)
07:41
7
Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
  • Zubin Mehta (Conductor)
43:20