The other day I was driving my kids to school and I heard a truly awful rendition of Kreisler’s arrangement of the Leclair “Gavotte”. Fascinated I waited for the announcement of the soloist. It was Isaac Stern with the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Sony SK62692).
I was so shocked I almost had to pull over! I love Stern’s playing – his Mozart 3rd Violin Concerto is some of the best Mozart on the violin anyone can hear. My wife tells me that she once heard Oistrakh playing an awful Beethoven Concerto. Anyone else know of similarly forgettable performances by the great masters of the violin?
PS I tried to submit this question before but it didn’t go through. Am I doing something wrong?
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