Then and Now: Itzhak Perlman performing Mendelssohn

Every now and then, a video will circulate around the radio station that reminds me what classical music looks like, and I get a glimpse of the human element.  Here are two such videos: the first featuring Itzhak Perlman at age 13, and the second video featuring him as an adult; both feature the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.  They are both delightful performances, but I was surprised to observe that, as a young teen, he was a taciturn and serious performer, whereas his enjoyment and humor seemed to expand as he matured. 


~Alison Cowden, KMFA webmaster

 Itzhak Perlman video - childItzhak Perlman video - adult

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