VC HIDDEN GEMS | Soviet Violin Virtuoso Boris Goldstein

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This week VC explores the recordings of Soviet violin virtuoso Boris Goldstein

A child prodigy of eminent Soviet pedagogue Pyotr Stolyarsky, Maestro Goldstein was a former prize winner at the Wieniawski and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions – and was once singled out by Jascha Heifetz as the USSR’s most talented young violinist

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”70gTTI0u4FM” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]Boris Goldstein | Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 1 | 3rd Mvt | Kondrashin | USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Outspoken about the political situation in the USSR however, his solo career was sadly severely stifled – never allowing him to reach the level of exposure and recognition of his contemporaries

He served teaching positions at the Moscow Conservatory and the University of Wuerzburg – his notable students including Zakhar Bron and Alexander Skwortsow

Maestro Goldstein passed away in Germany in 1987 – aged 65

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”vUXIGhYAEgU” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]Boris Goldstein | Wieniaswki | Violin Concerto No. 1 | 2nd Mvt | Kondrashin | USSR State Symphony
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”G36uzBi7Pe4″ width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]Boris Goldstein | Handel | ‘Gebet’ (Prayer) from ‘Te Deum (Arr. Flesch)
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”6TSDe_yU578″ width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]Boris Goldstein | Mendelssohn Violin Concerto | 3rd Mvt | Orlov | Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra | 1934
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”rZHf0DZCgtQ” width=”590″ height=”385″ auto_thumb=”1″ ]Boris Goldstein & Taisya Merkulova | Poulenc Violin Sonata | 1st Mvt

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