Perlman Performs Mendelssohn

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Last month, just days after the New York Philharmonic announced Itzhak Perlman was joining its board of directors, the famed violinist appeared with the orchestra as a soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.

This week's broadcast features that performance. Also on the program is Strauss's lush Don Juan and Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria Von Weber, both of which were featured in the orchestra's opening night gala. And for something more offbeat, the program rounds out with Dutilleux's M├ętaboles. Alan Gilbert, back for his second season, conducts.

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Comments [1]

Anu Arponen from NYC Murray Hill

Richard Strauss' Don Juan
I was last night at NY Phil concert and their powerful performance of Don Juan powered over any acoustic flows of Avery Fisher Hall and topped
my previous best Don Juan by Berlin Phil Herbert von Karajan conducting from 60's. Bravo again tonight in WQXR to Alan Gilbert and NY Phil for their powerful Don Juan.
-and a note to Alan:- we'll talk more about the lack of juice in Joshua Bell's Sibelius' violin concerto next time around!!!

Oct. 07 2010 09:43 PM

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