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Itzhak Perlman Rediscovered

Academic journal article Notes

Itzhak Perlman Rediscovered

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Itzhak Perlman Rediscovered. Itzhak Perlman; David Garvey. BMG Classics 82876-62516-2, 2004.

This utterly delightful recital program was recorded over several days in March and November of 1965, and was originally intended to be Itzhak Perlman's debut LP. As such, RCA Victor, the label that had invited the twenty-year-old violin prodigy to come to New York and make the recording, subsequently decided that this program of bravura baroque and romantic showpieces, popular sonatas and easily-digestible twentieth-century morsels was too inconsequential, and chose instead to introduce him to the American record-buying public with a much more serious program consisting of violin concertos by Jean Sibelius and Sergei Prokofiev, both recorded with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Erich Leinsdorf (RCA Victor LSC 2962 [1967]). The recital program was shelved and, criminally, never released. BMG has finally corrected its error and released the album commercially in 2004. To call Itzhak Perlman Rediscovered a revelation would be inaccurate, since his sparkling musical personality and jaw-dropping technical virtuosity are old news by now. …

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