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

Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, aged just 58

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Soviet violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan died on this day in 1982, aged just 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 | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | LOUIS DE FROMENT & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF FRANCE | 1966

 

The Art of Leonid Kogan |CD|

Leonid Kogan

Mozart, Locatelli & Bach

Release Date: October 26, 2015

RHI

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