Virtuosos Itzhak Perlman, Isabelle Faust and Boris Giltburg Dazzle Music City

There was a time when Nashville classical fans were lucky to hear three world-class soloists during an entire season. Now such artists appear in Nashville every week. The only miracle these days is finding an affordable parking space.

As it happens, three of the world’s finest instrumentalists were in Nashville last week. Itzhak Perlman, surely classical music’s best-loved instrumentalist, held forth at the Schermerhorn. The German violinist Isabelle Faust, meanwhile, presented the entire cycle of Beethoven’s violin sonatas over the course of three nights at Vanderbilt, and the pianist Boris Giltburg played back-to-back Rachmaninoff concertos with the Nashville Symphony. Did Carnegie Hall have a better week?

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Giancarlo Guerrero