August 23 – Classical Superstars

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Sultan: The Flight of the Bumblebee (trans. Heifetz)
Earlier in this series, we learned how Niccolò Paganini started a violin revolution with his killer playing. Today we’re featuring violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, who can play a whopping 16 notes per second! Believe it or not, that’s nothing compared to the honeybee’s wings, which beat about 8 times faster.

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