Itzhak Perlman - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons





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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. This recording has been mastered by the K2 HD format of 24-bit 100kHz, creating superior sound. This K2 HD CD will play on all CD players.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)
The Four Seasons, Op. 8
Concerto No. 1 in E (La primavera/Spring) (Op. 8 No. 1)
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro
Concerto No. 2 in G minor (L'estate/Summer) (Op. 8 No. 2)
4. Allegro
5. Adagio
6. Presto
Concerto No. 3 in F (L'autumno/Autumn) (Op. 8 No. 3)
7. Allegro
8. Adagio Molto
9. Allegro
Concerto No. 4 in F minor (L'inverno/Winter) (Op. 8 No. 4)
10. Allegro non molto
11. Largo
12. Allegro

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