William Fitzpatrick - violin expert

The Many Stories of Bill Fitzpatrick: Beethoven op,127 & Perlman

How Prof. Fitzpatrick played with Itzak Perlmann

In this video, Prof. Fitzpatrick tells you a story about Beethoven and Itzhak Perlman.

Released on October 27, 2021

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Video Transcription

I was talking with Miss Dwayne, she said, "Itzhak told me that he wants to perform Beethoven's Opus 127 quartet this summer in Aspen." I asked, "Who would be playing second violin?" She said, "I don't know. I don't think he's chosen anyone yet." I decided to go to Aspen a week early and walk around all day long, hoping to run into him. On the fifth day, I was in a drugstore when he came in. I walked up, said, "Hello," and then added that I heard he wanted to play quartets this summer and if he needed a second violinist, I was available. He smiled and we parted. Two days later, I got a call, "Mr. Fitzpatrick, are we rehearsing at your place or mine?" And so I played Opus 127 with Perlman and Ryan Leonard and Walter Trampler.
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Comments, Questions, Requests:

Eugenie Van Zyl * VSM MEMBER * on November 21, 2021 @5:49 am PST
You are a go getter!
William - host, on November 21, 2021 @11:35 am PST
George Mahida * VSM MEMBER * on October 27, 2021 @3:28 am PST
Professor Fitzpatrick I like your stories. As a street musician in Paris what type of music you played? I like your approach to music and your insights into violin playing. I hope & pray you continue to play & post your videos!
William - host, on November 20, 2021 @2:06 am PST
Very much intending to do so! There are 52 that are planned so ...
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