Israeli violinist Itzhak Perlman in 2009, playing his Stradivarius during a rehearsal with musicians from the Simón Bolívar National Youth Orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela.
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November 23, 2015 Once a kid with polio from Tel Aviv who hated practicing his instrument, the master violinist says he's still learning, even as he prepares to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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Itzhak Perlman, who turns 70 on Monday, has been playing the violin for 67 years.
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August 31, 2015 To mark the beloved violinist's 70th birthday, take a look back at a handful of memorable moments, from appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show to starting his own education program.
The "stupendous" pairing of Elmo and Gustavo Dudamel on 'Sesame Street' this week.
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February 9, 2012 Watch some classical musicians' star turns on 'Sesame Street,' from Yo-Yo Ma to Gustavo Dudamel.
January 23, 2009 The New York Times reported Thursday night that the lovely, contemplative musical preface to President Obama's swearing in was, essentially, a fake: Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Anthony McGill and Gabriela Montero were not actually playing "Air and Simple Gifts" live. Instead, they were doing the classical-music equivalent of lip-syncing.
August 10, 2004 Violinist Itzhak Perlman discusses his new "old" CD — an unreleased debut album recorded in 1965. Itzhak Perlman Rediscovered comes out August 10 on on BMG Classics.
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