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