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Itzhak Perlman

September 14, 2012

Eternal Echoes

Itzhak Perlman is one of the greatest violinists today, known all over the world. And within the Jewish community, Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot shares a similar level of respect and fame. So it's fitting that the two of them decided to make a CD together. PT host Fred Child spoke with Perlman and Helfgot recently about the project. Today, in honor of the beginning of Rosh Hashanah on Sunday, we'll hear highlights from that interview and their new CD, Eternal Echoes.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Edward Elgar
    Elegy for Strings
    The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Andante in B-flat for Oboe and Orchestra
    Albrecht Mayer, oboe, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Carnegie Hall, New York City
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Ballet Music from Idomeneo re di Creta, K. 367
    The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Kristian Bezuidenhout, director
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
  • Abraham Goldfaden
    Shoyfer Shell Moshiakh (Ram's Horn of the Messiah)
    Itzhak Perlman, violin; Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, cantor
  • Claude Debussy
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Claude Debussy
    Les Soirs Illumines par l'Ardeur du Charbon (Evenings Illuminated by Burning Coals)
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Francis Poulenc
    Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon, Op. 32
    Todd Palmer, clarinet, Dennis Godburn, bassoon
    Music@Menlo, Atherton, California

hour 2

  • Ernest Bloch
    Prayer (from Jewish Life)
    Lynn Harrell, cello, Bruno Canino, piano
  • Felix Mendelssohn
    Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
    Nikolaj Znaider, violin, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly, conductor
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Roger Quilter
    O Mistress Mine, from Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6
    Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Llyr Williams, piano
    Verbier Festival and Academy, Verbier, Switzerland
  • Oliver Knussen
    Ophelia's Last Dance
    Huw Watkins, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Ernest Bloch
    Nigun, No. 2 from Baal Shem, Three Pictures of Chassidic Life
    Julia Fischer, violin, Milana Chernyavska, piano
    Castle, Salem, Germany
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