VC HIDDEN GEMS | Russian-Ukrainian Violin Virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky 

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JUlian Sitkovetsky

This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of thwarted Russian-Ukrainian violin virtuoso Julian Sitkovetsky.

A student of eminent Soviet teacher Abram Yampolsky, Maestro Sitkovetsky is remembered for his broad, firm focused tone, flawless intonation and perfectly controlled bow strokes.

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY | KHACHATURIAN VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | NIYAZI | RUMANIAN SYMPHONY | 1954

A former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Completions, he sadly passed away in 1956, aged just 32 – from lung cancer.

David Oistrakh once suggested that had he lived longer, Sitkovetsky would be remembered as one of the truly great virtuosi of all time – eclipsing both himself and Leonid Kogan.

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY & NAHUM WALTER | WIENIAWSKI | POLONAISE IN D MAJOR | 1954

 

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | ANOSSOV | RUMANIAN RADIO SYMPHONY

 

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY | SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | GAUK | USSR STATE SYMPHONY | 1956

 

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY & BELLA DAVIDOVICH | BAZZINI | LA RONDE DES LUTINS | 1956

 

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY & BELLA DAVIDOVITCH | PAGANINI VARIATIONS ON ‘LE STREGHE’ (ARR. KREISLER) | 1956

 

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JULIAN SITKOVETSKY | ERNST | ETUDE NO. 6 ‘THE LAST ROSE OF SUMMER’ | 1956

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