What are some of the characteristics of each of the great violinists that allow you to immediately distinguish them from others? Like, phrasing, vibrato, power, etc...And what type of pieces are they known for playing?
For example, many would agree that Hilary Hahn has a clean, crisp attack and articulation/technique and she plays Bach quite well. Are there certain distinctions for Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh, Kogan, Menuhin, Stern, Perlman, Bell, Elman, etc etc.?
Haha, I just realized this could be quite a long list... :)
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