Perlman, Itzhak

The Perlman Sound

3CD
28 Aug 2015

Barcode: 0825646081684

Other participants: Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Bruno Canino, Placido Domingo, Lawrence Foster, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Jim Hall, Jean Martinon, Eugene Ormandy, André Previn, Samuel Sanders, Israel Zohar, Pinchas Zukerman

No one could deny that Itzhak Perlman holds a special place in the world of music - and no one could define it more eloquently than his old friend and colleague, the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim: "It is quite impossible to imagine today's violin heritage without the absolute musical genius of Perlman." The most obvious manifestation of that genius is the famous Perlman Sound - lustrous, warm and generous, its impact compounded by often astounding virtuosity; and yet Perlman makes it all look so easy. In fact, he communicates a positive joy in his playing.

Released for Mr Perlman's 70th birthday, this 3-CD collection explores his artistry from the finest concerto highlights (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Korngold, Sibelius, The Four Seasons), to virtuoso solo and chamber repertoire (Paganini Caprice No.24, Bach Partita No.3, the Méditation from Thaïs, Flight of the Bumblebee, Zapateado) and klezmer and jazz selections. The duo partners and conductors are some of the 20th century's biggest classical stars, many of whom count among Perlman's dearest friends and collaborators.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Bazzini: La ronde des Lutins (Scherzo Fantastique), Op. 25  - Itzhak Perlman/Samuel Sanders 
Disc 1 
01 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 64: I. Allegro molto appassionato  - Itzhak Perlman 
02 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace  - Itzhak Perlman/Carlo Maria Giulini 
03 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: II. Larghetto -  - Itzhak Perlman 
04 Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: III. Rondo (Allegro)  - Itzhak Perlman 
05 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato  - Itzhak Perlman 
06 Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: II. Romance (Andante)  - Itzhak Perlman/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/André Previn 
07 Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47: III. Allegro, ma non tanto  - Itzhak Perlman/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/André Previn 
Disc 2 
01 Bach, JS: Violin Concerto in A Minor, BWV 1041: I. Allegro  - Itzhak Perlman 
02 Bach, JS: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio  - Itzhak Perlman 
03 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216: III. Rondo (Allegro)  - Itzhak Perlman 
04 Bach, JS: Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Preludio  - Itzhak Perlman 
05 Vivaldi: Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons), Violin Concerto in G Minor Op. 8 No. 2, RV 315, "Summer": III. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d"estate)  - Itzhak Perlman/London Philharmonic Orchestra 
06 Paganini: 24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 24 in A Minor  - Itzhak Perlman 
07 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, 'Kreutzer': III. Finale (Presto)  - Itzhak Perlman 
08 Kreisler: Prelude and Allegro in the style of Pugnani  - Itzhak Perlman 
09 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108: III. Un poco presto, e con sentimento  - Itzhak Perlman/Vladimir Ashkenazy 
10 Dvorák: 4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75, B. 150: IV. Larghetto  - Itzhak Perlman/Samuel Sanders 
11 Saint-Saëns: Introduction and rondo capriccioso in A Minor, Op. 28  - Itzhak Perlman 
12 Debussy: Petite Suite, L. 65: I. En bateau (arr. Choisnel)  - Itzhak Perlman 
13 Wieniawski: Scherzo tarantelle, Op. 16  - Itzhak Perlman 
14 Stravinsky: Pucinella - Suite italienne: II. Serenata  - Itzhak Perlman 
15 Shostakovich: 3 Duets for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 97d: I. Praeludium  - Itzhak Perlman 
16 Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20  - Itzhak Perlman/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/André Previn 
Disc 3 
01 Gluck / Arr Kreisler:Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 41: Dance of the Blessed Spirits  - Itzhak Perlman 
02 Kreisler: La vida breve: Danse Espagnole No. 1  - Itzhak Perlman 
03 Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25  - Itzhak Perlman 
04 Rachmaninov: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14  - Itzhak Perlman 
05 Gershwin:Porgy and Bess, Act 2: "It ain't necessarily so" (arr. Heifetz)  - Itzhak Perlman 
06 Joplin: The Entertainer  - Itzhak Perlman 
07 Previn: Who Reads Reviews  - Itzhak Perlman/André Previn/Shelly Manne/Jim Hall/Red Mitchell 
08 Bazzini: La ronde des Lutins (Scherzo Fantastique), Op. 25  - Itzhak Perlman 
09 Massenet: Élégie  - Itzhak Perlman 
10 Massenet: Thaïs: Méditation  - Itzhak Perlman/Abbey Road Ensemble/Lawrence Foster 
11 Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of Tsar Saltan, Act 3: Flight of the Bumblebee  - Itzhak Perlman 
12 Dvorák / Arr Kreisler: Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 2  - Itzhak Perlman 
13 Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12  - Itzhak Perlman 
14 Kreisler: Liebesleid  - Itzhak Perlman 
15 Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin  - Itzhak Perlman 
16 Sarasate: Danzas españolas: Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2  - Itzhak Perlman 
17 Pollack: A Yiddishe Mamme  - Itzhak Perlman/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra/Dov Seltzer 
18 Trad: Basarabye  - Itzhak Perlman/Brave Old World 


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