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Last of great Russian violin virtuosos born in pre-Revolutionary Russia in 1904, Milstein studied with Leopold Auer with Heifetz and Oistrak in St. Petersburg, and defected to the West in the 1920s. Compare this recording with the well-known Heifitz/Reiner/CSO recording from the 1950s - treat yourself to the 3-channel recording on RCA SACD of it if you can. What you will hear are two different, yet extra-ordinary interpretations of the very difficult Tchaikovsky Concerto. You decide which you like better. For the Mendelssohn and Milstein, for an 80=year-old violinist like Milstein, you tell me what you think of his playing, phrasing and bowing! One of the last recordings of one of the great violin virtuosos of the 20th-Century, in my humble opinion.


Born: June 26, 1933 in Milan, Italy

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Famous conductor and musician, Claudio Abbado was internationally known for serving up a repertoire of music from the poetry of Holderlin, the legend of Faust or works that depict German drama. He conducted several orchestras worldwide and received numerous awards for his masterful genius. His works include Mendelsshon's Midsummer Night's Dream and Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto. Born in Milan, Italy, Abbado made his orchestral debut in 1960 at La Scala in Italy. Because of his command performance,...
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Tchaikovsky & Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos, Claudio Abbado
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Mar 23, 1987

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