To celebrate Perlman's landmark birthday, in September 2015 Warner Classics is releasing Itzhak Perlman - The Complete Warner Recordings, a fifty-nine-album set which contains all the recordings he made for EMI Classics (his principal label) and also for Teldec - including some previously unreleased recordings. The Deluxe Edition covers every aspect of Perlman's art, containing concertos - both the "essential" concertos and a number of more rarely-heard works, including Perlman's own commissions from living composers - other pieces for violin and orchestra, chamber music, recital and crossover repertoire (including jazz, ragtime and klezmer), and even a disc that focuses on Perlman as narrator and (briefly) opera singer. No other label is in a position to assemble such a comprehensive, multi-faceted Perlman tribute. The recordings see the star violinist collaborating with an array of superlative musicians, including Martha Argerich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Lynn Harrell, Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn and Pinchas Zukerman. All fifty-nine albums in the Edition will also be released individually. The recordings from the analogue era have been carefully remastered in 24-bit/96kHz sound at Abbey Road Studios. The format and presentation of each album is true to the original LP and CD release: the couplings of musical works have been retained and the design reflects the original jacket. New notes on the music and the performances have been written by one of France's best-known experts on violinists and violin-playing, Jean-Michel Molkhou. As for Callas Remastered, Itzhak Perlman - The Complete Warner Recordings will contain a beautifully produced hardback book. Running to ninety-six pages, it will contain a new interview with Itzhak Perlman (written by Jean- Michel Molkhou), an essay on his life and career and personal tributes from distinguished and varied fellow musicians, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Renaud Capuçon, Ivry Gitlis, Gidon Kremer, Yo-Yo Ma, Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov. It will also feature a wealth of photographs, many of them from private collections and never before published. Itzhak Perlman - The Complete Warner Recordings will be complemented by a 3-CD box, The Perlman Sound, and a collectors' single LP released under the same title, each offering selections of the most popular works and recordings from The Complete Warner Recordings. 31 August 2015 sees the seventieth birthday of Itzhak Perlman, 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. More than fifty years into his career, Perlman remains a very lively and influential figure on the world's music scene. The scale of his reputation is manifest in his impressive presence in online social media, which he has embraced in recent years. As of 1 March 2015, he had achieved a million views for the videos that he posts on his YouTube channel (20,000 subscribers), in which he discusses aspects of violin-playing; he has more than 9,000 followers on Twitter and 350,000 'likes' on Facebook - more than Lang Lang.
MASSENET - Méditation (Thaïs)
DE SARASATE - Zigeunerweisen, Op.20
RACHMANINOV - Vocalise, Op.34 no.14
GLAZUNOV - Meditation, Op.32
KREISLER - Fantasy on Russian Themes (after Rimsky-Korsakov)
TCHAIKOVSKY - Scherzo in C minor, Op.42 no.2 (orch. Glazunov)
WIENIAWSKI - Légende, Op.17
KREISLER - The Old Refrain
KREISLER - Schön Rosmarin
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.