ON THIS DAY | Austrian Violinist Max Rostal Died in 1991

A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent violin virtuosi of the 20th century

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Max Rostal Death

 

Austrian-born violinist and pedagogue Max Rostal died at age 86.

He served distinguished teaching positions on faculty at the Berlin University of Music, Guildhall School of Music, Cologne University of Music, and the Bern Conservatory.

Rostal premiered a number of important works, including Alan Bush's Violin Concerto and Benjamin Frankel's first Solo Sonata.

He played on a Guarneri del Gesu that is now owned by the Stradivari Society.

 

MAX ROSTAL | BEETHOVEN | ROMANCE IN F MAJOR | WALTER GOEHR & WINTERTHUR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1953