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Today was one of those days… But now, even though I’m finally all set to go home, I’m sitting here at my desk reveling in the sounds of a new CD.

I’ve been looking and looking for an old, out-of-print CD of Itzhak Perlman playing Mendelssohn and Prokofiev. It’s one from my short list of all-time favorite CDs, and I finally found a good copy. It arrived today, and right now I can hardly move from my seat as he plays my favorite piece from this CD, the Andante movement of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto #2 in G Minor, Op. 63 – 2. I don’t think there’s ever been a more beautiful piece of music composed, and it has certainly never been better performed.

This is the only piece that the director of my dance academy ever forbade me from choreographing to. The reason? She had already done it, and it was one of her favorites.

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  1. Mark Mark

    I am not familiar with this CD, but I’ll bet it’s beautiful. I have something by Perlman which I quite like, though.

  2. Iris Iris

    I’m thinking of beginning a Perlman collection. What an artist.

  3. Mark Mark

    The CD I have (now that I’m at home) is Mozart: Duos for Violin & Viola; Leclair: Sonata for 2 Violins with Itzhak Perlman & Pinchas Zukerman. Musical Heritage Society, 1997, although it is really a RCA Victor recording from 1991 that was licensed.

    [grrr. Your verification thingy hates me!]

  4. Iris Iris

    Sorry about the verification thingy. I hate it too, but I hate spam even more.

  5. Mark Mark

    Oh no, I agree. I’m not saying get rid of it. Just that it has a personal dislike of me.

    Almost every time, I have to do it twice and once in a while even more. And the weird thing is–usually the 1st one can be read by someone who is legally blind, while the 2nd can’t be read by anyone who speaks English natively. I just don’t get it.

    Right now, it is in a perfectly legitimate serif font with a slight tilt; imminently readable. Let me see…

  6. Iris Iris

    Luckily for me, I no longer have to verify myself now that I’ve gone over to baby blogger. But to balance this out I have to go into the code editor and put paragraph tags around any paragraphs following a list or a blockquote.

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