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Last night, I was treated to hearing the violin master, Izchak Perlman for the third time.
I was only thirteen when my grandmother and aunt took me to the Hollywood Bowl the summer of 1966. It was Perlman's debut there. As a violin student of about four years at the time, I was entranced.
I saw him last when he guest conducted Dvorak with the Oregon Symphony. And while it was fun to see him as a conductor I missed his playing. So last night was a treat. He played Max Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 26. Not a composer I am familiar with but one I want to know more about.
Perlman is now 77 and just wow! His fingers worked the violin and mesmerized me. I find it wondrous that he has all this different pieces in his head and can play without looking at the music.
I hope he'll come back around to Portland in the future. But who knows?
1/20/2023 12:46:11 pm
How cool that you got to hear his debut and again later.
1/20/2023 01:32:06 pm
Wow! What a wonderful. An artist's date with a genius!
1/20/2023 02:23:04 pm
How special! Thanks for sharing the winding musical pathways with us.
1/21/2023 05:19:11 am
I love the music you shared with us, Jone, & reading about your own history with this special musician.
1/21/2023 05:34:46 am
Jone, I love the idea of a virtuoso (in any art form) being someone who guides others down a path. THat's what I want in a musician or artist of any kind. I don't want to be TOLD, but I don't want to just be left out in the cold to do with it what I will. I want to be guided. I may agree or disagree, like or not like, but I at least want the artist to be attempting to share something specific with me. Thank you! This has sent me down a rabbit-hole of good thinking!
1/21/2023 05:53:05 am
1/21/2023 07:50:25 am
Jone, I love the idea of #smallpoemsjanuary! Your image poem today provides a lovely small poem with a extraordinary musician. Your memory is recorded in poetic goodness. I sent the first of my poetry postcards off. You should get yours this week. Thanks for always bringing this challenge each year.
1/21/2023 01:57:20 pm
I was introduced to the music of Izchak Perlman in the late 70's, having had no exposure to classical music. He opened a door to a whole world of sound that I never knew. Beautiful.
1/22/2023 10:10:53 am
Thank you for sharing, Jone! My parents were both violinists (as was I) so as a child I attended many concerts. I can't remember if I ever heard Perlman in person, but it's quite possible. A master indeed!
1/22/2023 11:43:46 pm
How wonderful that you were entranced by the same musician, now a master violinist, again! I love how his music inspired your beautiful haiku. I have always been fascinated with musician's abilities, too. Our youngest daughter is a classically taught violist, who played with an amazing state youth orchestra. During her senior recital at college, she mesmerized us with her performance. Now, she is teaching string students in an after-school program. Her plan is to get her master's degree and teach students at an elementary school, MS, or HS where we'll see her conduct her students. Once she's settled in a school district, I think we'll be "entranced" by her playing in a local professional orchestra, again. Thank you, I enjoyed reading about your musical experiences and reading your inspiring poem. Thank you, also for your gorgeous and inspiring New Year exchange poem and photo. I finally received my new year postcards, and I will be mailing them out as possible.
1/24/2023 10:30:08 pm
It must have been a fabulous night, and extra special as you play the violin! What a treat, thanks for sharing it with us and the moving piece which takes one to another place!
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