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