Violinist & Pedagogue Efrem Zimbalist Died On This Day [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born violin virtuoso, pedagogue and composer Efrem Zimbalist died on this day in 1985 – aged 94.

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Efrem Zimbalist Violin

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 SilversteinShmuel 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

 

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