DGG LP 2531 110: BERG/STRAVINSKY Violin Conc, PERLMAN 1979 PROMO
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Background on this item -
Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and instructor of master classes. He is generally regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th century.

Perlman was born in Tel Aviv, British Palestine, where he first became interested in the violin after hearing a classical music performance on the radio. He studied with Rivka Goldgart at the Shulamit Conservatory and at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv before moving to the United States to study at the Juilliard School with the great violin pedagogue, Ivan Galamian, and his assistant Dorothy DeLay.

Perlman contracted polio at the age of four. He made a good recovery, learning to walk with the use of crutches. Today, he generally uses crutches or an electric Amigo scooter for mobility and plays the violin while seated.

Perlman was first introduced to the wider American public when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. He made his debut at Carnegie Hall in 1963 and won the Leventritt Competition in 1964. Soon afterward he began to tour extensively. In addition to an extensive recording and performance career, he has continued to make guest appearances on American television shows such as The Tonight Show and Sesame Street, as well as playing at a number of functions at the White House.

Although he has never been billed or marketed as a singer, he sang the role of "Un carceriere" ("a jailer") on a 1981 EMI recording of Puccini's Tosca which featured Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, and Renato Bruson, with James Levine conducting. He had earlier sung the role in an excerpt from the opera on a 1980 Pension Fund Benefit Concert telecast as part of the Live from Lincoln Center series, with Luciano Pavarotti as Cavaradossi, and Zubin Mehta conducting the New York Philharmonic. Perlman is a basso.

In 1987, he joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for their concerts in Warsaw and Budapest, as well as other Eastern bloc countries. He toured with the IPO in the spring of 1990 for their first-ever performance in the Soviet Union, with concerts in Moscow and Leningrad, and toured with the IPO again in 1994, performing in China and India.

While primarily a solo artist, Perlman has performed with a number of other notable musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Isaac Stern, and Yuri Temirkanov at the 150th anniversary celebration of Tchaikovsky in Leningrad in December 1990. He has also performed (and recorded) with good friend and fellow Israeli violinist Pinchas Zukerman on numerous occasions over the years.

As well as playing and recording the classical music for which he is best known, Perlman has also played jazz, including an album made with jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, and klezmer. Perlman has been a soloist for a number of movie scores, notably the score of the 1993 film Schindler's List by John Williams, which subsequently won an Academy Award for best score. More recently, he was the violin soloist for the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha, along with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Perlman played selections from the musical scores of the movies nominated for "Best Original Score" at the 73rd Academy Awards with Yo-Yo Ma, and at the 78th Academy Awards.

DGG - Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Records LP item - WHITE LABEL PROMO record labels with  BLACK lettering - see pictures for more detail
Record Made in GERMANY
Pressing is in STEREO
Record Speed: 33 rpm
Record issued in: 1979
Record Catalog Number: 2531 110

This listing is for a very rare, out of print LP featuring -

Alban BERG // Igor STRAVINSKY

Performers include -
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Seiji Ozawa, conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

LP Title -
Berg & Stravinsky Violin Concertos - Itzhak Perlman, Seiji Ozawa

Track listings -
1. Berg: Violin Concerto "To The Memory of an Angel"
2. Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra

CONDITION Details:
The JACKET:
The LP jacket is in Excellent Plus condition.
The jacket is completely intact, with NO seam splits. There is some light shelf wear, primarily with respect to and seams and corners. It does have two university stamps on both the front and back of the jacket, bottom corners. 
It has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind on the jacket. 
There is NO hand writing on the front or back of the jacket. As noted above, the front and back have two university library stamps in the lower corners.
The cover has clean and sharp colors, just gorgeous - see pictures with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is in Near MINT minus condition!
It retains much of the original gloss and sheen!
The record has no serious marks, obviously well taken care of. It does have one visible mark on side 2, halfway through the LP (we play tested this area and there was very little noise coming from the mark on our audio system - please note, some audio gear may sound when it plays through the area in question, it all depends on the sensitivity of your arm/cartridge combination). The LP may have a couple of very light spider marks that did not affect the playing and enjoyment of the record in any way.
There are NO significant spindle marks on the record labels that we could see.
This is the near mint copy you have always wanted in your collection - any picky audiophile should be happy with this one! A better copy would be very difficult to locate!
This LP may have a slight mark or two (spider marks) which are caused by sliding the LP in and out of the inner sleeve and are usually not audible on most audio systems.

Please understand that this is a vintage LP record - as such, one cannot expect the vinyl to sound like a brand new, audiophile pressing! Some noise is inevitable - for best results, always properly clean your LPs before playing them.

The LP is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

A Short Note About LP GRADING -
Mint {M} = Only used for sealed items.
Near Mint {NM} = Virtually flawless in every way.
Near Mint Minus {NM-} = Item has some minor imperfections, some audible.
Excellent {EXC} = Item obviously played and enjoyed with some noise.
Very Good Plus {VG+} = Many more imperfections which are noticeable and obtrusive.

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: DGG LP 2531 110 PROMO NM
  • Manufacturer: DGG - Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft Records
  • Condition: Used

DGG LP 2531 110: BERG/STRAVINSKY Violin Conc, PERLMAN 1979 PROMO

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