Some violinist try to test the limit of what they can do.
I think about Ricci and Accordo playing the extremely demanding concerto by Ginastera, or Stern playing Penderecki´s first.
One violinist that never really seemed to test his own limits was Heifetz I think. He claimed that you need 6 fingers on your left hand to play the Schoenberg concerto and we all know that, that isn´t true.
Same thing with Kogan I believe, he could propably play more demanding works then he did if he wanted to.
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