There've been lots of famous conductors who had made the switch from violin (Mazaal, Ormandy) or viola or cello to baton -- but who among the greats on their instrument made an equal impact (to you) in leading an orchestra? Menuhin? Oistrakh? Casals? Zuckerman? Rieu (mon dieu)? (I'm not talking about instrumentalists who would be regarded as anything less than among the greats at their stringed instrument...) So, whaddya think? I'm waiting. C'mon, it's getting late already. Geeze.
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