Itzhak Perlman is the supreme violinist of his time, adored by audiences around the world and a musician whose powerful but sympathetic artistic personality provides a model for the players who have followed him. “His talent is utterly limitless … No one comes anywhere near him in what he can physically do with the violin,” were the words of Perlman’s fellow violinist Isaac Stern when talking about his younger colleague to Newsweek. Perlman’s Juilliard School teacher Dorothy DeLay said that: “What set Itzhak apart from the beginning was his sheer talent and enormous imagination. Itzhak was on a kind of creative high that has never let up.”
This 1976 recording of Vivaldi’s most famous work is Perlman’s current best seller. When it comes to evoking the colours and moods of Vivaldi’s Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, Itzhak Perlman deploys an inimitably rich and varied palette. He directs the London Philharmonic Orchestra from the violin.