VC HIDDEN GEMS | Soviet Violin Virtuoso Leonid Kogan

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This week The Violin Channel explores the recordings of Soviet violinist Leonid Kogan.

A brilliant and compelling, yet shy artist, his profile has been sadly somewhat overshadowed in history by contemporary David Oistrakh – whose career was more significantly supported by the Soviet authorities.

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LEONID KOGAN | SHOSTAKOVICH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 4TH MVT | KONDRASHIN | USSR STATE SYMPHONY

Leonid Kogan died in 1982 from a sudden heart attack – aged just 58, but thankfully imparted an expansive and treasured recording legacy.

 

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LEONID KOGAN & NAUM WALTER | PAGANINI CANTABILE

 

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LEONID KOGAN & ARNOLD KAPLAN | WIENIAWSKI | POLONAISE IN A MAJOR | 1949

 

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LEONID KOGAN | PAGANINI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | 1ST MVT | ‘NIKKOLO PAGANINI’ | 1981

 

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LEONID KOGAN | BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | KONDRASHIN | PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

 

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LEONID KOGAN & ANDREI MYTNIK | PROKOFIEV VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 in F MINOR | 4TH MVT | 1959

 

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LEONID KOGAN | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | SILVERSTRI | PARIS CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA | 1959

 

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LEONID KOGAN | LALO | SYMPHONIE ESPAGNOLE | KONDRASHIN | PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA | 1959

 

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LEONID KOGAN | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | 2ND MVT | FROMENT | NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF THE ORTF | 1966

 

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LEONID KOGAN & NINA KOGAN| BEETHOVEN | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 9 IN A MAJOR, OP. 47 “KREUTZER”

 

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LEONID KOGAN & NAUM WALTER | MANUEL DE FALLA | SUITE POPULAIRE ESPAGNOLE

 

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LEONID KOGAN & NAUM WALTER | BRAHMS (ARR. KREISLER) | HUNGARIAN DANCE NO. 17

 

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LEONID KOGAN & NAUM WALTER | GLUCK | MELODIE

 

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