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Laurie Niles

Happy Birthday, Itzhak Perlman!

August 31, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Happy birthday to a living legend! We all wish you a great day!

From Stephen Brivati
Posted on August 31, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Easily ranks among the greatest violinists of all time.   Why we don`t mention him?in the same breath as Oistraklh et al.  has always been something of a mystery to me.???One of the last violinists to play with true individuality and Character.

Happy Buriday Mr. Perlman.

From Christian Vachon
Posted on September 1, 2011 at 3:08 AM

Mr. Perlman, a very very happy birthday!  You are an inspiration as a violinist, musician, and human being!

Buri, I couldn't agree more!


From elise stanley
Posted on September 1, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Wonderful - and what a great snippet Laurie :)

Happy Birthday Mr Perlman - and many many more....


From David Christianson
Posted on September 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Happy 66th, Maestro Perlman! May you be blessed with many more.

From Sander Marcus
Posted on September 1, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I echo everyone's sentiments. Not only his exceptional artistry, but also Mr. Perlman's true modesty and class shows itself unfailingly every time he plays and speaks. As a Rotarian and simply as a human being, I fully appreciate his public and personal commitment to Rotary's worldwide goal of eliminating polio from the earth. When Jascha Heifetz was still living but retired from the concert stage, Mr. Perlman prefaced one of his televised performances by wishing Mr. Heifetz a happy birthday and referring to him as "the greatest violinist who ever lived." High praise from someone who easily shares the title.
PS. I know that Mr. Perlman has a great sense of humor. And so, Mr. Perlman, for your enjoyment, here's one by Oscar Levant - "You have to strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood to get to the real tinsel underneath."

From benny atkinson
Posted on September 2, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Happy Birthday Maestro! Thank you for the music.

and Happy 40th birthday to Vadim Repin also born on August 31st!

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