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Violinist Itzhak Perlman turns 70 on 31 August. These videos prove that whether he's performing on a kitchen blender or teaching kids about disability, he is a true legend.
Last year the maestro demonstrated he's not just a great violinist but he's also a wizard with kitchen hardware too.
Itzhak Perlman and classical music comedian Peter Schickele brought the house down in 1994 at a Boston Pops Concert. The pair played 'Konzertschitcke for two violins mit orchestra' by P.D.Q. Bach - "the 21st of Bach's 20 children". The great composer John Williams conducts them - for added star wattage.
In 1980, Perlman duetted with Sesame Street's Telly Monster in a unique rendition of Beethoven's Minuet in G.
Perlman popped up in Woody Allen's 1996 musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You, playing at a 'chic soiree' thrown by Goldie Hawn's character, Steffi, to 'help the New York Philharmonic'.
Perlman survived a bout of polio as a child and walked with crutches throughout his career. In 1981, Perlman appeared again on Sesame Street in a poignant segment which showed that people with disabilities in one area can have exceptional abilities in others.