Itzhak Perlman, violinist

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman is known the world over as one of the most recognizable and beloved classical artists today. The 16-time Grammy winning Perlman celebrated his 70th birthday on August 31; the milestone was marked with multiple releases paying tribute to his catalogue as well as Perlman's first new solo recording in 16 years. Fauré & Strauss Violin Sonatas with pianist Emanuel Ax were released on August 28 on Deutsche Grammophon/UMC. He spoke about the recording in an exclusive interview with Angela Mitchell.