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Catch the great Itzhak Perlman performing Beethoven’s masterpiece of the violin concerto repertoire with the Philharmonia Orchestra under the baton of legendary Italian conductor Carlo Maria Giulini.
Composed at the height of one of his most productive phases of creativity, Beethoven’s 1806 Violin Concerto in D Major represents one of the crowning achievements of his career. Stretching the classical concerto genre to its extreme limits, he shows complete mastery of the sonata form in his employment of its incredible formal and dramatic forces. In this performance, Perlman brings out these aspects of the work with an interpretation as virtuosic as it is emotionally breathtaking. A performance for the ages by some of the 20th century’s greatest classical musicians, captured here in striking archival footage!