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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?
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