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Interview with Itzhak Perlman
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Itzhak Perlman

He's one of the icons of modern-day Classical Music, a musician who's done the late-show circuit, first playing on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958 when he was just 13, won enough Grammy's to fill a wall-sized case and an individual performer in the mold of the great violinists who came before him. Itzhak Perlman was born in 1945 in Tel Aviv, and since then has played with all the major orchestras of the world, giving thousands of concerts with orchestras or with a piano accompanist, solo on stage. Mr. Perlman was in the Twin Cities on October 21, 2003 to play a recital at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the opening concert of the Schubert Club's International Artist Series. Accompanied by pianist Rohan da Silva, he played a program of Bach, Beethoven and Poulenc.

A few hours before the concert, Minnesota Public Radio's Mindy Ratner had a wide-ranging conversation with Mr. Perlman, whose ideas, philosophies and activities around music would leave most of us breathless.


Itzhak Perlman Features on Minnesota Public Radio

document Humor and Grace
by Brian Newhouse, May 23, 2001

document My Favorite CDs
by John Birge November 1999

document Giving thanks, 2002
Bach Cantata No. 84: Ich Esse mit Freude (With joy I eat my meager bread) featuring Itzhak Perlman, violin.

Music on Composer's Datebook
document "Mozart goes Turkish" (December 20, 2000)
Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219
Itzhak Perlman, vn; Vienna Philharmonic; James Levine, cond. DG 445 535

document "Tchaikovsky and Alex North endure some unkind cuts . . ." (December 4, 2001)
Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Violin Concerto in D, Op. 35
Itzhak Perlman, violin;
London Symphony; Alfred Wallenstein, cond. Chesky 12
document "Violinist, conductor and composer Eugène Ysaÿe ..."
(July 16, 2002)
Cesar Franck (1822 - 1890): Violin Sonata in A
Itzhak Perlman, violin; Martha Argerich, piano EMI 56815


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