180 Gram Vinyl Record
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180-gram vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Op. 8, led by violinist, conductor Itzhak Perlman. Perlman (born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-born violinist and conductor, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st centuries, renowned for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. He has appeared with every major orchestra in the world, showcasing his talent at music festivals, recitals, and concerts around the world.
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. In January 2009, Perlman was honored to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece written for the occasion by John Williams and performing with clarinetist Anthony McGill, pianist Gabriela Montero, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. In December 2003 the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts granted Perlman a Kennedy Center Honor celebrating his distinguished achievements and contributions to the cultural and educational life of our nation. In May 2007, he performed at the State Dinner for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at the White House.
Perlman proudly possesses four Emmy Awards and 15 Grammy awards. He performed at the 2006 Academy Awards and at the Juilliard School Centennial gala, broadcast nationally on "Live from Lincoln Center." One of Mr. Perlman's proudest achievements is his collaboration with film score composer John Williams in Steven Spielberg's Academy Award winning film "Schindler's List," in which he performed the violin solos.
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.
|Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)|
|Four Seasons, Op. 8|
|Concerto No. 1 in E major (Spring)|
|Concerto No. 2 in G minor (Summer)|
|Concerto No. 3 in F major (Autumn)|
|2. Adagio molto|
|Concerto No. 4 in F minor (Winter)|
|4. Allegro non molto|