Itzhak Perlman. A Jewish Violin
Winner of over 15 Grammy Awards and with cumulated world wide record sales over 1 million, Itzhak Perlman is one of the most popular and recognizable names in classical music.
Released in Israel for Perlman's 60 birthday, a compilation of the best selections from Perlman's previous releases of jewish music. Includes the best selections from Klezmer 1 & 2, Tradition, Encores and the Schindler's list soundtrack.
1. ROZINKES MIT MANDLEN
2. BERECEUSE SFARADITE
3. SHALOM ALEIKHEM
4. A YIDDISHE MAMME
5. OIF'N PREIPECHIK
7. DER ALTER BULGAR
8. LEKHO NERANENA
10. HONGA ENCORE
12. OIF'N WEIG STEIT A BOYM
13. REB ITZIK ' S NIGUN
15. VIAHLIN SOLL ICH GEYN
16. THEME FROM SCHINDLER'S LIST
Itzhak Perlman is accepted and celebrated by many as one of the greatest classical violinists of the twentieth century. Overcoming polio and its crippling effects, Perlman was a distinguished musician in his native Israel prior to entering his teens. He travels around the world performing and teaming with other great musicians and he has brought a new style, individuality and technical ability to classical music and the violin.
Itzhak Perlman was born in Israel in 1945 and moved to the USA in 1958, where he trained at the Juilliard School in New York. His success in winning the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964 launched his international career through which he has become known as one of the world's leading musicians.
Itzhak Perlman has appeared with every major orchestra and in recitals and festivals throughout the world. In November 1987 he joined the Israel Philharmonic for history-making concerts in Warsaw and Budapest, representing the first performances by this orchestra and soloist in Eastern block countries. He again made history as he joined the Israel Philharmonic for its first visit to the Soviet Union in April 1990 with concerts in Moscow and Leningrad. In recent years Perlman has continued to perform with leading orchestras in addition to touring major cities throughout the world with his accompanists Bruno Canino and Samuel Sanders. In 1996 Perlman's engagements included concerto and recital appearances throughout Europe, Asia and North America, including appearances with many of the world's foremost orchestras and composers.
Itzhak Perlman's extensive repertoire is well represented on EMI Classics. The great violin concertos form the core of his recorded repertoire, which ranges from the baroque to the contemporary. His recorded repertoire for EMI Classics includes violin concertos by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, DvorÃ¡k, Glazunov, Goldmark, Khachaturian, Korngold, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Prokofiev, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi. Perlman's chamber music recordings include Beethoven Piano Trios with Vladimir Ashkenazy and Lynn Harrell;