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Perlman Sound - extracts from concertos, sonatas & show pieces by Mendelssohn, Korngold, Sibelius, Bach, Mozart, Falla, Massenet, Vivaldi, Kreisler et al. / Itzhak Perlman, violin

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E minor, Op. 64
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35
>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K216
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Violin Partita no 3 in E major, BWV 1006
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 9 in A major "Kreutzer"
>Kreisler, Fritz : Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin no 3 in D minor, Op. 108
>Dvorak, Antonin : 4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
>Stravinsky, Igor : Suite italienne
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : 3 Violin Duets
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Falla, Manuel de : La La vida breve
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
>Heifetz, Jascha : It Ain't Necessarily So, arrangement for violin & piano (after Gershwin's Porgy & Bess)
>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
>Previn, Andre : Who Reads Reviews, for violin, piano, guitar, bass & percussion
>Bazzini, Antonio : La ronde des lutins, Op. 25
>Massenet, Jules : Élégie
>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
>Heifetz, Jascha : Flight of the Bumblebee, arrangement for violin & piano (after Rimsky-Korsakov's Tale of Tsar Sultan
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Kreisler, Fritz : Schön Rosmarin, for violin & piano
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
>Traditional, Yemeni : A Yiddishe Mamme
>Traditional, Gypsy : Bessarabyanka, folk song
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new 3-CD collection draws together selections of the most popular works and recordings from Itzhak Perlman’s Warner Classics catalog, which are among the most celebrated violin recordings in the instrument’s history. The first CD is dedicated to movements from the great Romantic concertos, from Beethoven to Brahms and Tchaikovsky to Korngold. The second CD begins with the Baroque and ends with Shostakovich, placing special emphasis on virtuosic violinist-composers such as Paganini, Wieniawski and Kreisler. The third CD features a dazzling array of short concert pieces such as those by Rimsky-Korsakov, Massenet, Elgar and Gershwin, favorites of Perlman’s for his many recitals throughout his extraordinary career.

This new 3-CD collection will draw together selections of the most popular works and recordings from Itzhak Perlman's Warner Classics catalog, which are among the most celebrated violin recordings in the instrument's history. The first CD is dedicated to movements from the great Romantic concertos, from Beethoven to Brahms and Tchaikovsky to Korngold. The second CD begins with the Baroque and ends with Shostakovich, placing special emphasis on virtuosic violinist-composers such as Paganini, Wieniawski and Kreisler. The third CD features a dazzling array of short concert pieces such as those by Rimsky-Korsakov, Massenet, Elgar and Gershwin, favorites of Perlman's for his many recitals throughout his extraordinary career.

Itzhak Perlman, born in Israel in 1945, is a reigning virtuoso of the violin, beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin no 2 in E minor, Op. 64 :: I. Allegro molto appassionato
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Running Time: 13 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 77 :: III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Running Time: 8 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 :: II. Larghetto
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 :: III. Rondo (Allegro)
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 9 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: I. Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
  • Running Time: 19 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 :: II. Romance (Andante)
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 8 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Sibelius, Jean : Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 :: III. Allegro ma non tanto
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 7 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041 :: I. (Allegro)
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Violin no 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 :: I. Adagio
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Violin no 3 in G major, K216 :: III. Rondeau
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Itzhak Perlman
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1775

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Violin Partita no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 :: I. Preludio
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Itzhak Perlman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: III. Presto
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Itzhak Perlman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Paganini, Niccolò : Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Itzhak Perlman
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1817

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin no 9 in A major "Kreutzer" :: III. Finale (Presto)
  • Performers: Martha Argerich (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803

>Kreisler, Fritz : Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Violin no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 :: III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  • Performers: Daniel Barenboim (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1888

>Dvorak, Antonin : 4 Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 :: IV. Larghetto
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: ?01/20/1887-01/25/1887.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Havanaise for Violin and Orchestra in E major, Op. 83
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jean Martinon
  • Running Time: 9 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1863

>Debussy, Claude : Petite suite :: I. En bateau
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855

>Stravinsky, Igor : Suite italienne :: II. Serenata
  • Performers: Bruno Canino (Piano); Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : 3 Violin Duets :: I. Praeludium
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano); Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andre Previn
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Falla, Manuel de : La La vida breve :: Spanish Dance no 1
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1905-13.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905-1913

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 11 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Heifetz, Jascha : It Ain't Necessarily So, arrangement for violin & piano (after Gershwin's Porgy & Bess)
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1944

>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Previn, Andre : Who Reads Reviews, for violin, piano, guitar, bass & percussion
  • Performers: Jim Hall (Guitar); Shelly Manne (Drums); Red Mitchell (Double Bass); Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Andre Previn (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bazzini, Antonio : La ronde des lutins, Op. 25
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852

>Massenet, Jules : Élégie :: O doux printemps d'autrefois, for voice & piano (from "Mélodies, Vol.1")
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jonathan Tunick
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1866

>Massenet, Jules : Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Heifetz, Jascha : Flight of the Bumblebee, arrangement for violin & piano (after Rimsky-Korsakov's Tale of Tsar Sultan
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 72/B 147
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Kreisler, Fritz : Schön Rosmarin, for violin & piano
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Ensemble: Abbey Road Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 23
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Samuel Sanders (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Traditional, Yemeni : A Yiddishe Mamme
  • Performers: Itzhak Perlman (Violin); Israel Zohar (Clarinet)
  • Conductor: Dov Seltzer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.

>Traditional, Gypsy : Bessarabyanka, folk song
  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.