Itzhak Perlman

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Itzhak Perlman

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Itzhak Perlman


Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61

Royal Albert Hall, London, 9/8/1981

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

Royal Festival Hall, London, 22/10/1980

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Gennady Rozhdestvensky


Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28

London Coliseum Theatre 25/10/1970

Sadler's Wells Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

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The great Israeli-born violinist Itzhak Perlman has already left a huge number of sound recordings of his interpretations; but it adds an extra dimension to be able to watch him execute, for instance, the brilliant spiccato bowing in Saint-Saëns's Introduction and Rondo capriccioso.A master of the French style through his teacher Ivan Galamian, Perlman at 25 is seen in the first full flush of his talent.Ten years later, the mature soloist shows his total command of the modern Russian style of Prokofiev - at a BBC Symphony Orchestra golden jubilee concert - and the bitter-sweet romanticism of Elgar's massive, virtuosic concerto.

BBC Music Magazine

June 2009


“Perlman is in his prime in the Prokofiev First and the Elgar Concerto, and the steady camerawork doesn't stray far from him or Rozhdestvensky. Both are fiery live performances, as is the even earlier Saint-Saëns.”

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