Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan Died On This Day in 1982 – Aged 58 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, 34 years ago – aged 58

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Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, 34 years ago – aged 58.

A former 1st prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, he is remembered in history as one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing.

A brilliant and compelling, yet shy artist, his profile has been sadly overshadowed in history by contemporary David Oistrakh – whose career was strongly supported by the Soviet authorities.

Leonid Kogan died from a heart attack, on a train – travelling between Moscow and Yaroslavl.

LEONID KOGAN | SHOSTAKOVICH | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 | MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA 

 

LEONID KOGAN & NINA KOGAN | BEETHOVEN | VIOLIN SONATA NO.9 

 

LEONID KOGAN | LALO | SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE | KIRILL KONDRASHIN THE USSR STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

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