VC HIDDEN GEMS | American Violin Virtuoso, Oscar Shumsky

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This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of American violin virtuoso and conductor, Oscar Shumsky.

A student of Leopold Auer and Efrem Zimbalist, Mr Shumsky was widely respected amongst his contemporaries as one of the finest violinists of his time, yet never sought the recognition as a soloist – instead preferring to concentrate on teaching, chamber music and conducting.

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OSCAR SHUMSKY & GLENN GOULD | STRAUSS | VIOLIN SONATA IN E FLAT MAJOR | 1ST MVT | 1962

 

He served on faculty at the Curtis Institute, Peabody Conservatory, Yale University and the Juilliard School  his famed students including Steven Staryk, Elliot Chapo, Ida Kavafian, Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer.

Mr Shumsky passed away in 2000 – aged 83.

For much for his career he concertized on the 1715 ‘Ex-Pierre Rode’ Stradivarius.

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OSCAR SHUMSKY | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | JANSON | BBC WELSH SYMPHONY | 1987

 

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OSCAR SHUMSKY & MILTON KAYE | TARTINI | ‘DEVIL’S TRILL’ SONATA (ARR. KREISLER)

 

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OSCAR SHUMSKY | YSAYE | SOLO SONATA NO. 1 IN G MINOR

 

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OSCAR SHUMSKY | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 3RD MVT | JASSON | BBC WELSH SYMPHONY | 1987

 

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OSCAR SHUMSKY & MILTON | CORELLI | LA FOLIA SONATA (ARR. KREISLER)

 

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