Austrian-born violinist Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86.
A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent virtuosi of the 20th Century – and served distinguished teaching positions at the Berlin Hochschule, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, the Musikhochschule Köln and the Conservatory in Bern.
Mr Rostal premiered a number of important works – including Alan Bush’s Violin Concerto and Benjamin Frankel’s 1st Solo Sonata.
MAX ROSTAL | BEETHOVEN | ROMANCE IN F MAJOR | WALTER GOEHR & WINTERTHUR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1953
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