The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (165): Perlman’s roots

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (165): Perlman’s roots


norman lebrecht

August 27, 2020

The great violinist will turn 75 next week.


The song they are performing is the Hebrew original of Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd.


  • Greg Bottini says:

    Mazal tov, Itzhak!!
    May you live to be a hundred and 75!!

  • Allan Leicht says:

    Omein. Yom hu’ledet sameach, maestro. Until 120. Beautiful. Thank you, Norman.

  • a git Shabbis Norman un a bessere Yohr. Zei gezindt un stark

  • Bruce says:

    I still like NL’s description: “Heifetz with central heating.”

  • Edgar Self says:

    It was only yesterday we watched thim play the “Trout” with the “Kosher Nostra”,– DuPre, Mehta on double-bass, Perlman, Barenboim, Zukerman,– young, good-looking, healthy but for a stick or two. Playing Leclair, Wieniawski, and Mozart duets with Pinky, hunching his shoulders and rubber-faced at the espressivi, or asking leave to remove his jacket before tackling the “Kreutzer” in a hot Auditorium theatre, whereupon every coat in the house came off. Ravinia and Orchestrs Hall. And now 75!

    • Bruce says:

      I would set aside the “but for a stick or two,” assuming you mean Perlman’s crutches. A person can bear the mark of a long-ago illness or injury, and be healthy.