American Violinist Guila Bustabo was Born on This Day in 1916 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 101 years ago

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Celebrated American violinist Guila Bustabo was born on this day in 1916 – 101 years ago.

A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, she is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th Century – having performed during the 1940s, 50’s and 60’s with many of the top-rank conductors and orchestras.

Jean Sibelius famously quoted Ms Bustabo’s 1937 performance of his violin concerto as “just as I envisioned it when I composed it.”

Sadly, bipolar disorder forced her retirement from the concert stage in the early 1970’s – before passing away in 2002, aged 86.

GUILA BUSTABO | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ROBERT HEGER | MUNICH RADIO ORCHESTRA

 

 

GUILA BUSTABO | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 1ST MVT | WILLEM MENGELBERG | CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA | 1940

 

 

GUILA BUSTABO | WOLF-FERRARI VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | RUDOLF KEMPE | MUNICH PHILHARMONIC

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