Probably the pre-eminent violinist of our time, Itzhak Perlman is known for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. Perlman's recordings include not only all standard violin repertoires but those of contemporary composers. He has appeared with every major orchestra in the world, showcasing his talent at music festivals, recitals, and concerts around the world.
Perlman was only 26 when he made these recordings for EMI but went on to have a long association with the company, making over 70 recordings.
In the original 1972 review MH of the GRAMOPHONE wrote:
"...it is an exhilarating experience to hear Perlman in these still hair-raisingly difficult works. The battle of technique, it seems, has been won and left far behind, hut there is never any suggestion of undue facility, of skating over the music's surface and robbing it of its real impact.... Similar comments apply to Perlman's splendid account of the D major Concerto..."
Recorded in Londons Kingsway Hall on 9 & 10 August 1971.
Produced by the legendary Suvi Raj Grubb and engineered by Robert Gooch.
"For luxury of tone and visceral musicality, there is probably no more talented violinist in the world than Itzhak Perlman. Also no violinist more successful. Success at its worst, however, operates in inverse proportion: an ever-growing number of fans demanding to hear an ever-shrinking repertory of comforting favorites." - New York Times
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional advance playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
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Features original album artwork
Made in England
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6
1. 1st Movement: Allegro maestoso Cadenza
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio espressivo
1. 3rd Movement Rondo (Allegro spiritoso)
Pablo Sarasate (1844-1908)
4. Carmen Fantasy Op. 25