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Beethoven, Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Itzhak Perlman

Beethoven / Perlman,Itzhak
Release Date: 01/24/2012 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 85177   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFelix MendelssohnUnspecified
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Carlo Maria GiuliniAndré Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Outstanding... The element of slight understatement, the refusal to adopt too romantically expressive a style, makes for a compelling strength, perfectly matched by Giulini's thoughtful, direct accompaniment. The beautiful slow movement has a quality of gentle rapture...and the finale, joyfully and exuberantly fast, is charged with the fullest excitement." – The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs & DVDs, reviewing the Beethoven Violin Concerto

This is a very distinguished performance indeed, as much from Giulini as from Perlman, and it won the Gramophone Concerto Award 1981. It is one where one's senses tell one from the start that nothing will mar the enjoyment; how this should be I do not know, but immediate
Read more distinction is already apparent and it is never lost... The liquid smoothness of the wind playing is another joy... The slow movement has the utmost calm beauty from both soloist and orchestra, while Perlman plays the finale at an admirably swift speed, yet with all the flexibility it needs, so that it really dances lightly... The clarity of the orchestral texture is outstanding.

– Gramophone, reviewing the Beethoven Violin Concerto Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London 
Length: 44 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Concerto for Violin in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 28 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Untitled CD-ROM Track by Unspecified
Period: Modern 

Customer Reviews

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 Perlman Perfection April 2, 2013 By victoria s. (Worthington, OH) See All My Reviews "Two beautiful violin concertos performed flawlessly. I love this CD!" Report Abuse
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