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A new documentary film, entitled ‘Itzhak’, about the life of violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, is set to be released in theaters next month.

Directed by filmmaker Alison Chernick, the film was recently presented the ‘Audience Award’ for Best Documentary Film at the 2018 Miami Jewish Film Festival – and the ‘Best of Fest’ accolade at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival.

https://theviolinchannel.com/itzhak-perlman-film-released-theaters-documentary-march-2018/

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Books of ages

November 12, 2017 — Leave a comment

Do they work, these string-quartet arrangements? Oh, yes. They make the preludes and fugues different (I think they are keyboard works, fundamentally). But Bach is still Bach. He is always Bach, no matter what you do to him. When the Swingle Singers sing him, he is Bach. When you bang him on a can, he remains Bach. He will always out, always.

I think The Well-Tempered Clavier is one of the most miraculous things ever to appear on earth—and that the hand that wrote them was scarcely human.

https://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/books-of-ages