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Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Perlman, Giulini

Release Date: 01/13/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 566900   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Itzhak Perlman; Philharmonia Orchestra/Carlo Maria Giulini. EMI CDC 47002 (originally released 1981).

The catalog contains no finer recording of this concerto than Perlman’s early digital reading with Giulini and the Philharmonia. The soloist’s playing is magnificent – technically brilliant yet utterly free of mannerism; gentle and restrained, yet deeply felt; fresh and gripping from first page to last. With equal ease Perlman enters into the first movement’s soaring lyricism, the Larghetto’s soulful meditation, and the finale’s warm, spirited exaltation. Giulini, the steadiest of partners, is with him every step of the way and elicits a majestic reading of the score from the Philharmonia. Very much like the performance, the
Read more sound is warm, spacious, and reassuringly natural. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. 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 
Date of Recording: 11/1980 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 44 Minutes 0 Secs. 

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