# Composer: Niccoló Paganini, Pablo De Sarasate
# Performer: Itzhak Perlman
# Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
# Conductor: Lawrence Foster
# Vinyl (1972/2011)
# Number of Discs: 1
# Format: FLAC (Tracks)
# Label: Hi-Q Records/EMI
# DR-Analysis: DR 15
# ASIN: B000002RN7
# Size: 994 MB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory
Born in Israel in 1945, Itzhak Perlman completed his initial training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He came to New York and soon was propelled into the international arena with an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. Following his studies at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian and Dorothy DeLay, Mr. Perlman won the prestigious Leventritt Competition in 1964, which led to a burgeoning worldwide career. Since then, Mr. Perlman has appeared with every major orchestra and in recitals around the world.
Of the many Paganini’s first violin concerto recordings, this Perlam surely deserves a special note.
This is the only other recording I would compare with Accardo’s DG one, which is considered the best overall recording considering the soloist and the orchestra.
Perlman and Accardo have different styles, and considering different points of the concerto this recording could be preferred to the other because of the special Perlman’s sound and tone, especially in the highest violin registers.
Coupling the violin concerto with the Sarasate’s Carmen Fantay may definitely bias the judgement in favor of Perlam: his performance in this piece is stunning and a pure gem. Initially I bought this disc only for this performance in the Carmen Fantasy which simply has no competitors in my opionion.
The orchestras sound is stronger in this recording, and more … present (sometime a bit too much). Anyway, there’s a good balance between the orchestra and the soloist, and one can best appreciate in the tic-tac clock-rythm in the third movement of the concerto.
Analyzed folder: /96kNiPa_ViCo1_Prlm/96k Paganini – Violin Concerto No.1 – Perlman
DR Peak RMS Filename
DR14 -1.08 dB -20.88 dB A1 Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 1 – Allegro Maestoso.wav
DR16 -0.92 dB -22.80 dB A2 Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 1 – Adagio Espressivo.wav
DR15 -1.14 dB -22.39 dB B1 Paganini – Violin Concerto No. 1 – Rondo-Allegro Spiritoso.wav
DR17 -0.75 dB -23.33 dB B2 Bizet-Sarasate – Carmen Fantasy.wav
Number of files: 4
Official DR value: DR15
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