Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso

Overview

The life of celebrated classical violinist Itzhak Perlman marks one of the most inspirational accounts in the history of western music. Though Perlman demonstrated prodigious instrumental leanings from the age of 3 1/2 , a contraction of polio merely a few months after led doctors to write off his musical career as impossible thanks to extreme physical handicaps. Not only did Perlman disprove the medics' predictions, he of course quickly established himself as one of the most formidable violinists in the western ...
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Overview

The life of celebrated classical violinist Itzhak Perlman marks one of the most inspirational accounts in the history of western music. Though Perlman demonstrated prodigious instrumental leanings from the age of 3 1/2 , a contraction of polio merely a few months after led doctors to write off his musical career as impossible thanks to extreme physical handicaps. Not only did Perlman disprove the medics' predictions, he of course quickly established himself as one of the most formidable violinists in the western world. Christopher Nupen's documentary Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist tells this remarkable story. The Allegro release is supplemented by extras including the documentary portraits Jacqueline du Pré Remembered and The Trout Remembered, and performances by Perlman of two Bach Partitas (one D Minor and one E Major), shot at St. John's in London's Smith Square.
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Special Features

Personal introductions by Chistopher Nupen; Allegro Molto, an Allegro films compilation
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2008
  • UPC: 814446010048
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Christopher Nupen
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 2:40:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,156

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Itzhak Perlman
Technical Credits
Christopher Nupen Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist
2. I Know I Played Every Note [:42]
3. Title Sequence [:38]
4. Large Hands [1:14]
5. The Beginning (Zigeunerweisen) [4:02]
6. Polio [2:23]
7. Bach Gavotte and Limited Possibilities [1:12]
8. The Ed Sullivan Show [:42]
9. A Visit to the Old Juilliard [1:45]
10. The Ballroom Artist [1:29]
11. Toby Friedlander/Perlman [1:56]
12. A Family Man [1:33]
13. Beethoven Trio Opus 70 Number 2 [4:44]
14. Travelling and Family Life [2:26]
15. Cooking [1:31]
16. Scott Joplin [3:00]
17. Performing [:53]
18. BBC Radio 3 Recital [:51]
19. J S Bach Partita in E Major - Prelude [3:38]
20. Recording [:40]
21. Vladimir Ashkenazy [5:38]
22. Pinchas Zukerman [3:48]
23. Aspen, Colorado - 1 [2:08]
24. Vivaldi and the Four Seasons [3:31]
25. Aspen, Colorado - 2 [1:03]
26. Teaching 1 - Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg [3:48]
27. Teaching 2 - Chou Liang Lin [2:37]
28. End Credits [:43]
1. Opening Sequence and Announcement [1:09]
2. Preludio [3:31]
3. Loure [3:18]
4. Gavotte en Rondeau [3:11]
5. Menuet 1 [1:36]
6. Menuet 2 [1:24]
7. Menuet 1 [:49]
8. Bourée [1:34]
9. Gigue [3:13]
1. Opening Sequence and Announcement [1:02]
2. Allemanda [3:33]
3. Corrente [2:00]
4. Sarabanda [4:24]
5. Giga [2:49]
6. Ciaccona [17:37]
2. Vladimir Ashkenazy: The Vital Juices are Russian [:36]
3. The Trout [:57]
4. Allegro Molto Title Sequence [:20]
5. Double Concerto [:10]
6. Jacqueline [:19]
7. Segovia at Los Olivos [:34]
8. The Ghost [1:21]
9. Pinchas Zukerman: Here to Make Music [1:04]
10. Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist [:49]
11. Carmen: The Dream and the Destiny [1:56]
12. Elegies for the Deaths of Three Spanish Poets [2:03]
13. Andrés Segovia: The Song of the Guitar [1:45]
14. Ottorino Respighi: A Dream of Italy [1:08]
15. Pinchas Zukerman & Itzhak Perlman [2:15]
16. Jean Sibelius: The Early Years [2:31]
17. Nathan Milstein: Master of Invention [1:42]
18. Jacqueline du Pré and the Elgar Cello Concerto [1:31]
19. Modest Mussorgski: Pictures at an Exhibition [:47]
20. Tchaikovsky's Women [1:51]
21. Paganini's Daemon: A Most Enduring Legend [1:04]
22. Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music [1:02]
23. Evgeny Kissin at the Royal Albert Hall [1:14]
24. Remembering Jacqueline du Pré [2:19]
25. Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow [3:29]
26. Who Was Jacqueline du Pré? [1:26]
27. We Want the Light [4:07]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist
   Films
      Play All
      Allegro Films Presents
      Introduction by Christopher Nupen
      Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist (I Know I Played Every Note)
      Introduction by Christopher Nupen
      The Trout Remembered
      Jacqueline du Pre Remembered
      J S Bach - Partita in E Major
      J S Bach - Partita in D Minor
      Introduction by Christopher Nupen
      Allegro Molto Compilation
   Subtitles
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   Chapters
      Itzhak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist (I Know I Played Every Note)
         Introduction by Christopher Nupen
      J S Bach - Partita in E Major
      J S Bach - Partita in D Minor
      Allegro Molto Compilation
         Introduction by Christopher Nupen
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