ON THIS DAY | Violinist Guila Bustabo Died in 2002

Jean Sibelius famously quoted her 1937 performance of his violin concerto as “just as I envisioned it when I composed it”

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Guila Bustabo

A student of Leon Sametini and Louis Persinger, the celebrated American violinist is remembered as one of the finest concert violinists of the 20th Century — having performed during the 1940s, 50’s and 60’s with many of the top-rank conductors and orchestras.

Sadly, bipolar disorder forced her retirement from the concert stage in the early 1970s. 

 

GUILA BUSTABO | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MINOR | FRITZ ZAUN & STADTISCHEN ORCHESTRA BERLIN | 1940