What a wonderful evening we spent at last night's concert. Neither Dick nor I have EVER heard anything so absolutely perfect. Honestly, Itzhak Perlman is the most accomplished violinist on earth today. He played three Sonatas for violin and piano, with four movements each. I especially enjoyed the Beethoven no.7 in C minor ("Eroica") because I was so familiar with it.
Rohan De Silva played the piano and together they were exquisite. The timing was always perfection. They have played often together and both teach at Juilliard. He is from Sri Lanka and of course Perlman was born in Israel. What a great team! They had standing ovations for all three Sonatas. I have never seen such an appreciative audience.
I didn't cough but once. My only problem was that I cried too many times just from sheer joy. The time just went too fast. The last part they did was lighter and the audience really loved that too. He played three encores and one of them was the theme from Schindler's List. Perlman collaborated with John Williams on this and he played the solo parts for the film.
I could hardly go to sleep last night because I just kept hearing it in my head. Today, I still feel so blessed at having been able to attend this unforgettable concert.