Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94.
A student of Leopold Auer, he is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th Century.
He was the long-time Director of the Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia – his famed students included Aaron Rosand, Oscar Shumsky, Felix Slatkin, Joseph Silverstein, Shmuel Ashkenasi and Hidetaro Suzuki.
EFREM ZIMBALIST & T. SAIDENBERG | CARMEN FANTASY (ARR. SARASATE) | CIRCA 1936
EFREM ZIMBALIST | BRAHMS | VIOLIN CONCERTO | SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY & BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
EFREM ZIMBALIST & HAROLD BAUER | BEETHOVEN | ‘KREUTZER’ SONATA FOR VIOLIN & PIANO | 2ND MVT | 1926