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First Choice Recording
on 28 September 2012
I only own a handfull of recordings that I feel confident will always remain my favourite version of a piece (Leinsdorf's Choral Symphony and Kleiber's Brahms 4th spring to mind) but this is one. Perlman plays beautifully here and is ably backed up by the BPO. For once a great virtuoso performance is backed up by superlative sound; the digital recording is first rate and this live recording is given great clarity, yet with no audience noise until the clapping at the end. The romances for violin (which are studio recorded) lack some spontaniety in comparison but are still very fine.
For me this is a definitive recording. The nature of music is that one listener's masterpiece is another's disaster, but I have no hesitation in recommending it.