Brahms's violin concerti are among the most beautiful, melifluous and difficult pieces to play. These recordings by world renowned pianist/conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy bring a breath of fresh air to Brahms's romantic concerti as Mr. Ashkenazy, who began his US concerts by playing Rachmaninoff's piano concerti, has the contol of a master. Mr. Perlman is arguably the greatest living solo violinist of the past two decades. Of course, Itzak Perlman's Heifetz-like superior bowing only adds more dimension to these oeurvres. Together, they use superb technical expertise combined with restrained romanticism offering the listener an incomparably unique interpretation of these gorgeous works. Both artists have matured in their visions of the romantic period and unite to form an excellent duo - in the same vein as Heifetz and Rubenstein or Heifetz and Horowitz. This Brahms lover looks forward to many more pairings of two of our greatest musicians.