Remembering the Great Nathan Milstein - Gone on this Day in 1992, Aged 88


Russian Empire-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88.

A student of Pyotr Stolyarsky, Leopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, Maestro Milstein 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.

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="KQjzKVkFqag" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Nathan Milstein | Paganinana Variations for Solo Violin