Image

Michael Rabin - A Genius On The Violin


Buy + Add To Wish List + $20.69 ($22.99)

Shipping time: In stock | Free shipping within the US
Michael Rabin (1936-1972) died at the very early age of just thirty-five. The cause of his death was given as a fall, though he had been suffering from mental health issues for some time beforehand. Rabin was acclaimed in America in a manner that only Jascha Heifetz and Mischa Elman had been till then. He refused to enter a recording studio after 1959, and so the studio and live recordings he did make and that form his musical legacy have continued to this day to attract considerable attention. His tragic death has been seen by some as the result of the enormous pressure and expectations exerted by audiences and the media, especially on talented young musicians. Rabin’s father played violin with the New York Philharmonic, while his mother was a pianist. He began to make music at the age of three and made his first public appearance at eleven; just three years later, at the age of fourteen, he launched his international career with a highly acclaimed concert at Carnegie Hall. He learned early on to exploit his virtuoso talent and to give audiences what they craved. And he did indeed give performances of breathtaking quality. Audiences were in thrall to him in Europe and America and especially in Israel, where he often gave concerts. His programmes often included the most popular violin concertos, some of the principal sonatas and – often given as encores – those works that show off a virtuoso’s brilliance to the best advantage. Rabin complained in interviews that impresarios all too often wanted him to perform the same works for their programmes. He saw it as a great honor therefore, when Paul Creston dedicated his Second Violin Concerto to him. The premiere was given under the baton of Georg Solti on November 17, 1960 in Los Angeles and the recording made of it rounds off this documentation of an outstanding artist whom American critics called “a true and rare genius”.
Facts
Item number PH20003
Barcode 881488200034
Release date 3/13/2020
Category Classical Music
Label PROFIL
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 4
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Michael Rabin - A Genius On The Violin, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
$11.69 ($12.99)
Chopin Edition, Vol. 9
Image
$8.99 ($9.99)
Chopin Edition Vol. 8 - Preludes & Variations
Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Chopin, F.: Chopin Edition, Vol. 5 - Scherzi / Fantasy / Berceuse / Barcarolle
Image
$15.29 ($16.99)
Chopin, F.: Chopin Edition, Vol. 4 - Etudes
Chopin, F.: Chopin Edition, Vol. 3 - Polonaises PH04069 10/30/2007 $20.69 ($22.99)
Chopin, F.: Chopin Edition, Vol. 2 - Waltzes PH04066 4/24/2007 $10.79 ($11.99)
GUITAR MUSIC PH04025 9/20/2005 $15.29 ($16.99)
HAYDN: Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 33, 38, 60 / Un piccolo divertimento PH04060 9/20/2005 $8.99 ($9.99)
Out of stock
SPANISH DANCES PH04024 7/19/2005 $8.99 ($9.99)
KORNGOLD: Complete Piano Sonatas PH04083 7/19/2005 $10.79 ($11.99)
Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items