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Itzhak Perlman narrates 'great violinists of the 20th century' / theStrad

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A perfect companion piece to The Red Violin is the two-part documentary called The Art of Violin, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon, a Paris-based concert violinist, who has devoted himself to making films about music (David Oistrakh, Jascha Heifetz, Hilary Hahn on David Oistrakh, Ida Haendel on Yehudi Menuhin Artist of the People?, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Autumn Journey). The first segment is called The Devil's Instrument while the second part is named Transcending the Violin. Itzhak Perlman narrates the film which showcases performances by master violinists of the Twentieth Century and shares his recollections of the legends of violin, some of whom he came to know personally.

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