Itzhak Perlman

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    Itzhak Perlman talks about Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto


    There are two types of difficulty: technical difficulty, which you can solve when you practise, and then, of course, discomfort. The Tchaikovsky is uncomfortable to play - no matter how much you practise it.' Itzhak Perlamn talks about Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and demonstrates some passages. ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs the Devil's Trill Sonata


    Violinist Itzhak Perlman demonstrates impressive ornamenting skills in Giuseppe Tartini's Devil's Trill Sonata. Discover 7 ways to improve your trills from The Strad's archive. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman answers student questions


    I only get nervous when I suffer a memory lapse. That's when my real creative powers are at work - I'm writing new music and it's not always good!' In 1982 violinist Itzhak Perlman visited the Collegiate School in New York and gave frank and often ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman gives a Russian masterclass


    Whether you like it or not, a masterclass is not just for the poor person playing † I say poor because there is so much pressure involved † but also for the audience. If you become too technical, you have lost them' † violinist Itzhak Perlman gives ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman on different playing characteristics


    Violinist Itzhak Perlman gives a masterclass on achieving different characteristics in performance - and demonstrates 'heavy' and then 'funny' performances of the opening of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman talks about his large hands


    My hands are rather big for a violinist so my big, fat fingers have to struggle the further I move up the instrument' Itzhak Perlman talks about how hand size relates to technical challenges on the violin and demonstrates by performing sections of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto ...

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    Itzhak Perlman discusses Beethoven's Violin Concerto


    This is one of the most difficult pieces to play. It's a really simple piece with lots of scales. So there is nothing to hide behind.' Itzhak Perlman talks about overcoming the technical difficulties of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Read about other leading string players as ...

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    Video: Violinist Itzhak Perlman campaigns for universal polio vaccination


    The artist contracted the disease when he was four years old

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman on vibrato


    'One of my pet peeves is vibrato, the most underused tool for music-making' Violinist Itzhak Perlman , who is interviewed in The Strad's July 2014 issue , talks about vibrato. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of ...

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    Itzhak Perlman

    Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue Itzhak Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. After arriving in New York he was launched into the international arena with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard ...