Remembering the Great Nathan Milstein – Born on this Day in 1904 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Nathan Milstein

Russian Empire-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein was born on this day in 1904.

A student of Pyotr StolyarskyLeopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as one of the finest violinists of the 20th Century – performing at a highest of levels well into his mid 80s.

A talented arranger and composer, he composed a number of his own concerto cadenzas, and arranged many works for the violin – including his evergreen ‘Paganiniana’ variations.

He died from a heart attack in London – 10 days before his 89th birthday.

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NATHAN MILSTEIN | PAGANINIANA VARIATIONS FOR SOLO VIOLIN

 

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NATHAN MILSTEIN | TCHAIKOVSKY | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR 

 

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NATHAN MILSTEIN | MENDELSSOHN | VIOLIN CONCERTO IN E MINOR | CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

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NATHAN MILSTEIN | VITALI | CHACONNE

 

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