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
sound is warm, spacious, and reassuringly natural. – Ted Libbey, author of
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Works on This Recording
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/1980
Venue: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London
Length: 44 Minutes 0 Secs.
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61: First movement: Allegro ma non troppo (Cadenza by Kreisler)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61: Second movement: Larghetto
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op. 61: Third movement: Rondo (Allegro) (Cadenza by Kreisler)
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