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Virtuoso Violin / Itzhak Perlman


Release Date: 01/07/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74765   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Pablo de SarasateManuel de FallaEnrique GranadosErnesto Halffter,   ... 
Performer:  Itzhak PerlmanSamuel Sanders
Conductor:  Lawrence FosterAndré Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Oddly, neither the CD front cover nor the title "Virtuoso Violin" indicates that this is an all-Spanish program. What's important, however, is that these 1972-80 recordings represent Itzhak Perlman at his technical and expressive apogee. In the two Sarasate violin-with-orchestra showpieces that bookend the collection, Perlman's passionate phrasing, warm tone, and effortless technique make for a joyous listening experience. Similarly, the Falla, Granados, Halffter, and Albéniz selections all benefit from the violinist's idiomatic eloquence and the rhythmic élan with which he points up melodies. With EMI's still-vibrant sound quality, 79 minutes of playing time, and budget price (plus Perlman on prime
Read more form), how can you go wrong? [3/22/2003]

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1883 
2.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Kochanski 
3.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Kochanski 
4.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Kochanski 
5.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
6.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Kochanski 
7.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
8.
Danza de la gitana by Ernesto Halffter
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
9.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21: no 2, Habañera by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Notes: Arranged: Zino Francescatti 
10.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: no 1, Playera by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Samuel Sanders (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880 
11.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21: no 1, Malagueña by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Notes: Arranged: Zino Francescatti 
12.
Caprice basque, Op. 24 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881 
Notes: Arranged: Zino Francescatti 
13.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Romanza andaluza by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Samuel Sanders (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879 
14.
Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 3, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
Notes: Arranged: Fritz Kreisler 
15.
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
16.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 2, Seguidilla marciana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Notes: Arranged: Paul Kochanski 
17.
Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 26: no 1, Dance in C by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Samuel Sanders (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882 

Featured Sound Samples

Caprice basque (Sarasate)
Zigeunerweisen (Sarasate)

Sound Samples

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Suite populaire espagnole (1990 Digital Remaster): El pano moruno
Suite populaire espagnole (1990 Digital Remaster): Nana
Suite populaire espagnole (1990 Digital Remaster): Cancion
Suite populaire espagnole (1990 Digital Remaster): Polo
Suite populaire espagnole (1990 Digital Remaster): Asturiana
Suite populaire espagnole (1990 Digital Remaster): Jota
Spanish Dance (1990 Digital Remaster)
2 Danzas (1990 Digital Remaster): La gitana
Habanera Op. 21 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Playera Op. 23 No. 1 (from Danzas españolas) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Spanish Dance, Op. 26, No. 8 (1990 Digital Remaster): Dance in C
Malaguena Op. 21 No 1 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Caprice basque Op. 24 (arr. Francescatti) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Romanza andaluza, Op. 22 No. 1 (from Danzas españolas) (1990 Digital Remaster)
Zapateado Op. 23 No. 2 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Malagueña Op.165 No.3 (1990 Digital Remaster)
Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 (1990 Digital Remaster)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
  Perlman Is Outstanding! September 1, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "This CD features Itzhak Perlman at his best! I have bought several of these bargain discs on the EMI label, and I am yet to be disappointed. They feature great artists and great music - every one! Perlman is magnificent on this disc. His unique style and fiery temperament are perfectly represented. I only wish that EMI had advertised that the disc featured Spanish selections exclusively. I was particularly attracted by Sarasate's Bizet Carmen Fantasy, but all of the cuts were very satisfactory. If I had been in charge of producing the disc, I might have selected a few other pieces, but otherwise I cannot quarrel with what is an outstanding CD at any price, much less the ridiculously low price at which EMI offers these bargains. A must add to any collection of violin music, classical music in general, or Itzhak Perlman in particular!" Report Abuse
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