Austrian Violinist Max Rostal Died On This Day in 1991 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Austrian-born violinist and pedagogue Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86

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Max Rostal Death

Austrian-born violinist and pedagogue Max Rostal died on this day in 1991 – aged 86.

A student of Carl Flesch, he is remembered as one of the eminent violinists and teachers of the 20th Century – having served distinguished teaching positions on faculty at the Berlin University of Music, the Guildhall School of Music, the Cologne University of Music and the Bern Conservatory.

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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