Itzhak Perlman reflects on some of his most iconic recordings for BBC Music Magazine’s December 2019 issue.
Itzhak Perlman accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva, opened the Soraya’s new season with works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Franck at Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts in Northridge, CA.
Itzhak Perlman performed with his pianist and longtime collaborator Rohan De Silva at Weill Hall, Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, CA this past weekend.
Below is an excerpt from Melana Ryzik’s article for the New York Times:
The violinist Itzhak Perlman made several appearances in the ’80s, and still gets recognized from them. Because the show mixed music so seamlessly with other segments, “it became a classical pill that was very easy to swallow,” he said. (Perlman, who has used crutches since he had childhood polio, also took part in an influential 1981 segment that addressed his physical difference.)
Itzhak Perlman marked the 53rd anniversary of his first appearance with both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Ravinia Festival over the past weekend.
“Perlman performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with a degree of spontaneity and commitment one might not necessarily expect in a piece he has performed uncounted times,” wrote Howard Reich for the Chicago Tribune. READ MORE