Polish violin virtuoso Josef Hassid was born on this day in 1923 – 95 years ago.
A prodigious student of Carl Flesch, he was destined for a career of the highest caliber before crumbling tragically to the effects of mental illness.
Violinist Fritz Kreisler famously remarked: “A fiddler such as Heifetz is born every 100 years; one like Hassid every 200 years.”
JOSEF HASSID & GERALD MOORE | ACHRON | HEBREW MELODY | 1940
The Complete Recordings of Josef Hassid & Ginette Neveu
Josef Hassid, Violin
Ginette Neveu, Violin
Release Date: October 27, 1993