1979 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Classical Album! Itzhak Perlman is an Israeli-born violinist, conductor, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent violinists of the 20th and early-21st centuries, renowned for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. This recording of the Brahms is considered one of his finest. Carlo Maria Giulini the conductor for this album was acclaimed for the incandescent spirituality and electrifying dynamism of his music-making, and for the remarkable level of ensemble perfection and balance. Recorded on 30 November and 1 December 1976 at the Medinah Temple, Chicago, by the legendary team of producer Christopher Bishop and engineer Christopher Parker. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process. Pressed on 33rpm 180 gram vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by the Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England. This pressing features the original album artwork.