With his virtuoso technique, richness of sound, and coloristic imagination, he was more than up to the job of establishing the viola as equal to its string siblings.
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His repertoire was enormous, comprising practically every major piece written for the instrument, but certain Heifetz recordings are especially iconic.
Blessed with subtle and spontaneous rhythmic instincts, he was also committed to the idea that performance should be a theatrical endeavor.
Essential Historical Recordings: Great Jazz Violinists Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Eddie South & Stéphane Grappelli
Four great jazz violinists were born int he first decade of the 20th century. Together they put jazz violin on the map, leaving an incredible legacy of recordings along the way.
He stood out for a unique combination unfailing sweetness & warmth of tone & ease of execution, along with utter sincerity, beautiful & long-range phrase-shaping.
Tully Porter takes his role as a music critic seriously; it is a profession that requires deep knowledge of music and its history, he says.
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Concert Review: David Geffen Hall Reopens with Acoustic Upgrade and Refreshed Design for NY Phil’s Return
The re-opening of David Geffen Hall caps a $550 million, pandemic-era effort to solve the sonic problems that have plagued the hall ever since it opened (as Philharmonic Hall) in 1962.