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Remembering Nathan Milstein – Died on this Day in 1992 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88

Russian-born American violin virtuoso Nathan Milstein died on this day in 1992 – aged 88.

A student of Pyotr StolyarskyLeopold Auer and Eugene Ysaye, he is remembered as one of the finest violinists of the 20th Century – performing at a highest of levels well into his mid 80s.

A talented arranger and composer, he composed a number of his own concerto cadenzas, and arranged many works for the violin – including his evergreen ‘Paganiniana’ variations.

He died from a heart attack in London – 10 days before his 89th birthday.





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