Jewish-Austrian violin virtuoso Erika Morini died on this day in 1995 – aged 91.
A protege of Otakar Ševčík, Ms Morini is remembered as one of the pre-eminent female concert violinists of the 20th Century.
Tragically her 1727 ‘Davidoff’ Stradivarius, and a number of precious paintings, letters and scores, were stolen from her New York City apartment only days before her death – the crime today still remains unsolved.
ERIKA MORINI | BRUCH | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1 | 3RD MVT | 1963
ERIKA MORINI | TCHAIKOVSKY | VIOLIN CONCERTO | FERENC FRICSAY & RIAS SYMPHONIE-ORCHESTER | 1952 BERLIN