Violinist Leonid Kogan Was Born On This Day in 1924 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 91 years ago.

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Leonid Kogan

Soviet violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was born on this day in 1924 – 91 years ago.

Dying in 1982, aged just 58 from a heart attack, he is remembered as one of the eminent virtuoso violinists of all time.

For much of his performance career he concertized on the 1733 ‘ex-Burmester’ Guarneri del Gesu.

LEONID KOGAN & NAUM WALTER | PAGANINI CANTABILE

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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