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Itzhak Perlman Rediscovered - Violin Sonatas


Release Date: 08/10/2004 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 62516   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Niccolò PaganiniPaul Ben-HaimPablo de SarasateGeorge Frideric Handel,   ... 
Performer:  Itzhak PerlmanDavid Garvey
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fans of great violin playing naturally will want to hear this outstanding sampling of the art of the young Itzhak Perlman, most of which has never been released on CD. The violinist blasts through Paganini's Caprices Nos. 1, 16, and (of course) 24 with scrupulous technique and a total lack of inhibition. In the remaining works he's well partnered by pianist David Garvey, best known for his work with soprano Leontyne Price. Among the items represented are some truly uncommon gems, such as Ben-Haim's Berceuse Sfaradite, Hindemith's sweet little Sonata Op. 11 No. 1, and a smoking performance of Bazzini's La Ronde des lutins. Perlman gives a nod to the Baroque tradition (while remaining firmly within the modern school, obviously), with Read more uncommonly exciting versions of Handel's Sonata Op. 1 No. 15 and Leclair's Op. 9 No. 3.

Rounding out the program are Bloch's Nigun (gorgeous tone here) and two Spanish favorites--Sarasate's Navarra Op. 33 and Kreisler's arrangement of Falla's Spanish Dance from La vida breve. The sonics balance the two players well considering Perlman's predilection for remaining front and center, though the violin sometimes sounds as if it's in a slightly different acoustic. Never mind. This is an outstanding tribute to one of the great names among violinists of any age, as well as a remarkably varied and interesting recital in its own right. As such, it's self-recommending.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
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. 
2.
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. 
3.
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. 
4.
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. 
5.
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. 
6.
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. 
7.
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. 
8.
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. 
9.
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. 
10.
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. 
11.
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. 

Sound Samples

No. 1 in E
No. 16 in G Minor
No. 24 in A Minor
Berceuse Sfaradite
Navarra, Op. 33
Adagio
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Frisch
Im Zeitmaß eines langsamen, feierlichen Tanzes
Adagio molto moderato
Allegro
Sarabande: Largo
Tambourin: Allegro vivace
Nigun (Baal Shem No. 2)
Spanish Dance No. 1 (from La vida breve)
La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25

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