The Master of Music: Itzhak Perlman

Last Saturday, I had the great fortune to hear the master of music, Itzhak Perlman. He played and conducted with the Philadelphia orchestra, playing at the kimmel center. He played Beethoven first and second romance, and conducted Dvoraks see ends for strings, Beethoven’s second symphony, as well as Brahms Academic Festival overture. He played marvelously, with flawless tone, although his age made it harder to keep up with technique. It was quit amazing to see him hobble out on his crutches. It would take a great deal of courage to be able to still be able to play, despite his disabilities. Mr. Perlman also conducted, which was also fantastic to see his skills, not only as a violinist, but as a conductor as well. I have a great deal of respect and admiration for Mr. Perlman for continuing to play, despite his physical disabilities.

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