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Itzhak Perlman - Concertos, Sonatas & More

Perlman,Itzhak
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 5438882   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAntonio VivaldiWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Isaac SternItzhak PerlmanPinchas ZukermanDaniel Barenboim,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin MehtaErich LeinsdorfAndré PrevinJohn T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicJuilliard String QuartetBoston Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This nine-disc box contains much of the same material in Sony’s Perlman Original Jacket Edition, plus his early RCA recordings, which provide the most compelling reason for acquiring the set. In particular, his first versions of concertos by Prokofiev (No. 2), Tchaikovsky, Lalo, and Sibelius, mostly with Leinsdorf and Boston (the Lalo features Previn and the LSO) are generally finer than his numerous remakes, offering playing that is gutsy and shamelessly virtuosic, and with a sharper rhythmic focus than Perlman often achieved subsequently. The finale of the Sibelius remains a potent example of the playing’s youthful fire. On the other hand, the much later triple and double concertos by Vivaldi and Bach, featuring Stern, Zukerman, and the Read more NY Philharmonic under Mehta are, shall we say, pleasant but very occasional pieces.

The rest of the set consists of chamber works. Some of the more important items include the two Prokofiev Violin Sonatas with Ashkenazy, the three Brahms sonatas in which Perlman is lovely but Barenboim’s sometimes soggy pianism is an acquired taste, and a very consequential recording of the Chausson Concert with the Juilliard Quartet and Jorge Bolet. The two Mozart Duos for violin and viola, with Pinchas Zukerman on viola, are also very substantial pieces, and these are beautiful performances of them. Two discs of delightful but very miscellaneous chamber works and encores, including the Serenade in C by Dohnányi and that in D by Beethoven, as well as Hindemith’s Sonata in E-flat major and some Paganini favorites, complete the classical offerings.

The final disc is a compilation of mostly lyrical film score extracts, which you will either love or hate. I alternate between the two, but don’t expect to play that disc often–it does seem a bit out of place in the collection as a whole. Still, the price is dirt cheap and the performances are mostly splendid, even of the “crossover” material. A good deal.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for 3 Violins in F major, RV 551 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 38 Secs. 
3.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K 364 (320d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Isaac Stern (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Viola)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 32 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Austria 
Length: 25 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Length: 17 Minutes 53 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Length: 20 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1891; France 
Length: 40 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 1 in G major, K 423 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 32 Secs. 
9.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 2 in B major, K 424 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 20 Minutes 54 Secs. 
10.
Sonatas (6) for 2 Violins, Op. 3: no 4 in F major by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Pinchas Zukerman (Viola)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs. 
11.
Centone di Sonate (18) for Violin and Guitar, Op. 64: no 1 in A major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1828 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12.
Sonatas (6) for Violin and Guitar, Op. 3: no 6 in E minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
13.
Sonata concertata in A major, Op. 61/MS 2 by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1804; Italy 
Length: 11 Minutes 34 Secs. 
14.
Duo concertant for Flute/Violin and Guitar in E minor, Op. 25 by Mauro Giuliani
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Length: 21 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15.
Cantabile for Violin and Piano in D major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1824 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 80 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1946; USSR 
Length: 28 Minutes 26 Secs. 
17.
Sonatinas (2) for Piano, Op. 54: no 2 in G major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; Paris, France 
Length: 23 Minutes 21 Secs. 
18.
Concerto for Violin no 2 in G minor, Op. 63 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Paris, France 
Length: 25 Minutes 26 Secs. 
19.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 33 Minutes 38 Secs. 
20.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1877; Bohemia 
Length: 11 Minutes 55 Secs. 
21.
Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Erich Leinsdorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Finland 
Length: 29 Minutes 11 Secs. 
22.
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; France 
Length: 32 Minutes 25 Secs. 
23.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 
24.
Serenade for String Trio in C major, Op. 10 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Viola), Lynn Harrell (Cello), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Hungary 
Length: 19 Minutes 8 Secs. 
25.
Serenade for Violin, Viola and Cello in D major, Op. 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Viola), Lynn Harrell (Cello), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 29 Minutes 41 Secs. 
26.
Cinema Paradiso: Love Theme by Andrea Morricone
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
27.
Laura: Main Theme by David Raksin
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
28.
Far and Away: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
29.
As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
30.
The Age of Innocence: Main Theme by Elmer Bernstein
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
31.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
32.
Out of Africa: Main theme by John Barry
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
33.
Adventures of Robin Hood: Marian and Robin's Love Theme by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
34.
The Uninvited: Stella by Starlight by Victor Young
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
35.
Sabrina: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), John Williams (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
36.
Les parapluies de Cherbourg: I Will Wait for You (Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi) by Michel Legrand
Performer:  John Williams (Guitar), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1964; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
37.
Henry V: Orchestral Suite - no 4, Touch her soft lips and part by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943-1944; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
38.
Modern Times: Smile by Charles Chaplin
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
39.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 16 in G minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 20 Secs. 
40.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
41.
Berceuse sfaradite by Paul Ben-Haim
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
42.
Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  David Garvey (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 9 Secs. 
43.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E major, HWV 373/Op. 1 no 15 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
44.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 11 no 1 by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 1 Secs. 
45.
Sonatas (12) for Violin/Flute and Basso Continuo, Op. 9: no 3 in D major by Jean-Marie Leclair
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; France 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 24 Secs. 
46.
Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  David Garvey (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 18 Secs. 
47.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance no 1 by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Garvey (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
48.
La ronde des lutins, Op. 25 by Antonio Bazzini
Performer:  David Garvey (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1847; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
49.
Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 1 in E major by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), David Garvey (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Venue:  Webster Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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