La Scena Musicale

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: August 31 (Perlman)

1945 - Itzhak Perlman, Tel Aviv, Israel; violinist, conductor and pedagogue

Making the Grade (Strings magazine, Aug./Sept. 2004)

Perlman plays:

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia, Zubin Mehta conducting)

March from Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges (arr. Heifetz)

Perlman conducts a Master Class in Russia

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: April 28 (LeFanu, Tate)

1947 - Nicola LeFanu, Wickham Bishops, England; composer, pedagogue

Wiki entry
Short Bio

1943 - Jeffrey Tate, Salisbury, England; conductor

Wiki entry
Inspired Minds

Jeffrey Tate conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in the second movement of the Mozart's Symphony No. 41 (The Jupiter)

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