Itzhak Perlman The Perlman Sound on LP
No one could deny that Itzhak Perlman holds a special place in the world of music - and no one could define it more eloquently than his old friend and colleague, the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim: "It is quite impossible to imagine today's violin heritage without the absolute musical genius of Perlman."
The most obvious manifestation of that genius is the famous Perlman Sound - lustrous, warm and generous, its impact compounded by often astounding virtuosity; and yet Itzhak Perlman makes it all look so easy. In fact, he communicates a positive joy in his playing.
Released for Mr. Perlman's 70th birthday, this nine-track collection explores his artistry from the finest concerto highlights to virtuoso solo and chamber repertoire and klezmer and jazz selections. It is released as a primer for the deluxe 59-album (77-CD) boxed set Itzhak Perlman: the Complete Warner Recordings, and may suit fans who just don't have sufficient shelf space for this lavish edition.