Extractions: CLASSICAL MUSIC CRITIC August 20, 2004 SUMMERFEST SPOTLIGHT Joan Kwuon, violinist Age: Home: New York City. She lives with her husband of five years, Joel Smirnoff, first violinist of the famed Juilliard String Quartet (as well as a SummerFest participant), and their yellow Lab, Emily. "There has never been anything that I have felt as strongly about as music. I believe music is an integral part of society, a big part of human existence that makes life more beautiful and meaningful." Influential factors: Starting violin lessons as a first-grader at L.A.'s Grant Elementary School. "I wanted to learn the violin because my older sister Janet (then a sixth-grader, now an L.A. attorney), was learning to play. Every time she practiced, I would bother her and want to play her instrument. Janet asked the music teacher, Nora Graham, if I could be part of the program. She agreed even though students were supposed to be in fourth grade to begin music. She also found a half-size violin for me to play. I was thrilled." Special project: A breast cancer survivor, she, along with her husband, founded the nonprofit organization Artists for Breast Cancer Survival, which promotes breast cancer research and patient care in addition to heightening awareness of the disease, especially among younger women. So far, the group has raised more than $1 million through Carnegie Hall concerts starring such performers as Itzhak Perlman, Tony Bennett and Andre Previn.
Elman, Mischa -- Britannica Student Encyclopedia A violin virtuoso in the Romantic tradition, mischa elman was one of the foremostviolinists of the 20th century. He was a passionate musician with a wide http://www.britannica.com/ebi/article?tocId=9322389
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Extractions: Choose another violinist Mischa Elman Georges Enesco Christian Ferras Zino Francescatti Ivry Gitlis Arthur Grumiaux Ida Haendel Jascha Heifetz Leonid Kogan Fritz Kreisler Yehudi Menuhin Nathan Milstein Ginette Neveu Itzhak Perlman Ruggiero Ricci Isaac Stern Henryk Szeryng Joseph Szigeti Jacques Thibaud
Extractions: A unique and illustrative glimpse into the personalities who created music history as they brought the art of violin playing to its zenith. With some rare and even unknown historical violin recordings and fascinating narrative, the world of Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Auer, and other giants of the field, comes alive and enchants the listeners with its beauty. Rare examples from the beginning of the Recording Era feature Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Auer, Pablo Sarasate, Joseph Joachim, and others. These vividly illustrate the musical links to the past giants of the violin world, giving tantalizing hints of the techniques and sounds that now remain only legendary.
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Extractions: Mischa Elman Mischa Elman January 20 April 5 ) was a Ukrainian -born violinist, famed for his passionate style and the beauty of his tone. He was born in the small village of Talnoye in the province of Kiev. His grandfather was a klezmer , a Jewish folk musician, who also played the violin. It became apparent when Mischa was very young that he had perfect pitch, but his father hesitated about a career as a musician, since musicians were not very high on the social scale. He finally gave in, and gave Mischa a miniature violin, on which he soon learned several tunes by himself. Soon thereafter, he was taken to Odessa , where he studied at the Imperial Academy of Music. Pablo de Sarasate gave him a recommendation, stating that he could become one of the great talents of Europe. He auditioned for Leopold Auer at the age of 11, playing the Wieniawski Concerto No. 2 and 24th Caprice by Paganini . Auer was so impressed that he had Elman admitted to the St. Petersburg Conservatory In , Elman began to play concerts in the homes of wealthy patrons of the arts, and he made his Berlin debut in , creating a great sensation. His
Jewish Violinists Leopold Auer; Joshua Bell 2; mischa elman; Jascha Heifetz; Joseph Joachim;Fritz Kreisler 4; Lord Yehudi Menuhin; Nathan Milstein; David Oistrakh http://www.jinfo.org/Violinists.html
Extractions: Vadim Gluzman Szymon Goldberg Ida Haendel Emil Hauser Jascha Heifetz Gustav Hollaender Bronislaw Huberman Joseph Joachim Oleg Kagan Leonid Kogan Rudolf Kolisch Miriam Kramer Fritz Kreisler Gidon Kremer Albert Markov Alexander Markov Lord Yehudi Menuhin Anne Akiko Meyers Nathan Milstein Shlomo Mintz Mischa Mischakoff Erica Morini Tivadar Nachez David Oistrakh Igor Oistrakh Itzhak Perlman Mark Peskanov Michael Rabin Aaron Rosand Alexander Schneider Gil Shaham Hagai Shaham
Extractions: AVAILABILITY www.musicandarts.com Elman made two commercial recordings of the Tchaikovsky Concerto. The first, with Barbirolli in 1929, has seldom been out of the catalogue in one form or another. The second dates from an LPO session with Boult in 1954 and is much less well known. But dating from December 1945 comes this live Boston/Paray traversal that catches the great violinist still on the right side of physical infirmity and a gradual but inexorable waning of powers. These latter do manifest themselves in particular ways in the companion concerto, the Mendelssohn.
Extractions: Gil Shahams second concert with the Philharmonia (there will now unexpectedly be a third when he appears as soloist next Saturday in Beethovens violin concerto) was everything it should have been and more. A long-time advocate of Samuel Barbers exquisite violin concerto (though in this instance he played with a score), he gave the kind of sumptuous performance perhaps only Shaham is capable of delivering. To this day, he remains the most individual sounding violinist to come from that boiler-house of DeLay/Juilliard teaching; at times during his performance he brought a sound to his violin that made him sound close to Mischa Elman, the most distinctively toned violinist of the last century. Throughout, the Philharmonias playing was impeccable as it was during the rest of the concert. Beginning with Adams The Chairman Dances from his opera
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Extractions: V Gibson ex Hubermann Strad., A. Remarks: Julian Altman was a café violinist who is said to have stolen Hubermann this instrument from his dressing room at Carnegie Hall while Hubermann was performing on his Guarneri del Gesú. After his death in a correctional facility in Connecticut his widow gave in court contradictory versions of the theft. Altman, who played on the Gibson for nearly 50 years, was in prision not due to the theft but due to sexual abuse of his wife's grandchild.
Extractions: George Gershwin Early in life, George Gershwin (1898-1937) frequented the Yiddish theaters on Second Avenue in New York's Lower East Side and was much taken with the music of Joseph Rumshisky. In 1915, Boris Thomashevsky, reigning star of the Yiddish Theater, invited Gershwin and Sholem Secunda to collaborate on a Yiddish operetta. Gershwin was willing, but Secunda refused to join with a young, musically untrained, publishing-house pianist. Later in life, when he was already a successful writer of popular songs, Gershwin signed a contract with the Metropolitan Opera to write an opera based on Ansky's Dybbuk and was ready to go to Europe to study Jewish music, but having learned that the rights to the play had already been given to Ludovico Rocca, he withdrew Gershwin's idiom was the American scene and its music. Beginning with jazz and popular songs, he broadened his talents thematically and musically, until they culminated in his greatest work, the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).
Jewish Composers And Performers mischa elman, Isaac Stern, Yitzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Leonid Kogan, There is no longer a clear Jewish majority of renowned violinists, http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/JewishComp.html
Extractions: Jewish Composers and Performers Is there a Jewish instrument? It would have to be the shofar, sounded during the month of Elul, during Rosh Hashanah services, and at the end of Yom Kippur. Is there a modern instrument that is a descendant of the shofar? The trumpet comes to mind, or perhaps the trombone or the tuba. Are Jews famous for playing brasses? Not particularly, although when we consider the world of klezmer music, we have trumpeter Frank London. When we get to woodwinds, the clarinet seems to be a candidate, both in classical and klezmer music, although the clarinet is a relatively recent instrument, attributed to Johann Christopher Denner and invented in Nuremberg in about 1690. The most famous clarinetist, noted for both swing and classical music, is probably Benny Goodman. The voice is a universal instrument, and there certainly is a tradition of cantorial singing. Back in the 20th century, there were quite a few Jewish opera stars at the Metropolitan Opera, Jan Peerce, Robert Merrill, Roberta Peters, and Beverly Sills among them. One tenor, Richard Tucker, also had a career as a cantor. But it is among violinists that Jews are particularly numerous: Jascha Heifetz, Mischa Elman, Isaac Stern, Yitzhak Perlman, Gil Shaham, Leonid Kogan, Nathan Millstein, David Oistrakh, Maxim Vengerov - to name only a few. Erica Morini, perhaps the most famous woman violinist of the first half of the 20th century, was Jewish. My father saw her perform in Cracow when he was a young man. I saw her perform at Carnegie Hall when I was a young man. For most of the 20th century, Jews seemed to dominate the ranks of top violinists. My wife has told me about a riddle she heard some decades ago: What is the world's shortest book? Answer: