German Violin Virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff Born On This Day in 1898 [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 121 years ago

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Georg Kulenkampff Birthday

German violin virtuoso Georg Kulenkampff was born on this day in 1898 – 121 years ago.

He is remembered as one of the finest violinists of the 20th Century – and for having given the premiere performance of Robert Schumann’s Violin Concerto in D Minor.

It is only that his recording career coincided with the Nazi era, and that he died at just 50 years old from encephalitis, that he is not better recognised today by modern listeners.

 

GEORG KULENKAMPFF | SCHUMANN VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR |  HANS SCHMIDT-ISSERSTEDT & BERLIN PHILHARMONIC | 1937 

 

Georg Kulenkampff: Mendelssohn and Brahms Concertos, Beethoven Romance, Reger Andante |CD|

Georg Kulenkampff

Release Date: January 20, 1993

Pearl

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