A short quiz for violinists II

October 20, 2009 at 10:12 PM ·

If you liked the first, maybe you wouldn't like these:

1) This nasty fellow is said to have been a good amateur violinist, but he had little time to play because he was busy making final plans

2) This guy believed that he can play the violin, and once he asked Gregor Piatigorsky how had he played.. Gregor answered "Well, relativelly well".

3) This violinist and composer of short pieces had a difficult sonata dedicated to him. He left few recordings and have been almost forgotten even in his Mediterranean and sunny country

4) This still live female violinist took part in the first famous Wieniawsky contest. She made many great recordings. Those on vinyls are very much wanted and expensive.

5) This Russian great violinist died young and he's almost unknown in the West. He'd a fantastic technique. He share surname with a famous composer..

Replies (21)

October 20, 2009 at 10:50 PM ·

4. Ida Haendel

October 20, 2009 at 10:58 PM ·

Correct Vincent!  To all of you; if you see any vinyl by her in a very good condition, buy it. If you have any, keep it.

October 20, 2009 at 11:36 PM ·

I recognised 4!!!  As for 5 ??? Maybe Boris Goldstein?   or the student of Oistrakh that played at the queen Elizabeth??? I don't know his name???


October 20, 2009 at 11:46 PM ·

Well done,Anne. Why don't you show us how smart are you?. Write your answers!

About 5), read carefully the question.

October 21, 2009 at 02:27 AM ·

2 is Einstein:)

October 21, 2009 at 12:58 PM ·

1) Mussolini. 

October 21, 2009 at 03:18 PM ·

No Eric; no Musso but contemporary. A much sinister character.

October 21, 2009 at 03:46 PM ·

Is #1 Heinrich Himmler?

October 21, 2009 at 03:52 PM ·

No Heinrich, but close, very close. More clever and cruel than him.

October 21, 2009 at 05:08 PM ·

#1- My Ex-Wife!!!!!!  Ooops, she didn't play any musical instruments.

#1- Adolph Hitler.

October 21, 2009 at 06:25 PM ·

For number 5 here I go: maybe Boris Goldstein or Josef Hassid. I do not know ennough on   Alexei Michlin.  I might be totally wrong!!!  Hassid really died young and was a very talented  violinist... + Josef Suk is a composer.   I think their is a Golstein composer too but I don't know how famous. 


October 21, 2009 at 07:53 PM ·

 Number 1 is:

Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (sometimes incorrectly spelled as ReinhardtMarch 71904 - June 41942) was an Obergruppenführer in the Nazi paramilitary corps - the SS led by Heinrich Himmler. He was nicknamed The Butcher of PragueThe Blond Beast and Der Henker (German for the hangman).

October 21, 2009 at 07:59 PM ·

Anne, Anne please!. I said that this guy was Russian and had the same surname as a certain

famous composer. So, no Hassid , nor Goldstein. Doesen't any of you ever heard of Andrei


October 21, 2009 at 08:09 PM ·

Yes, Roland. The good Heydrich, who excel on everything he tried, including to became the coldest and cruelest executor of the final solution.

October 21, 2009 at 11:00 PM ·

October 21, 2009 at 11:35 PM ·

Yes, Andrei Korsakoff, formidable technitian, powerful sound and big talent. Unknown in the west like several dozens more from Russia, Ukrania, Armenia and other vicinity countries.

PD: the answer to the pending quiz is No.6

October 22, 2009 at 12:16 AM ·


The answer to no. 3, not 6 is Manuel Quiroga, the dedicatee of Ysaÿe's 6th solo sonata.


October 22, 2009 at 12:25 AM ·

OK, is done. Did you enjoy it? Later on, I'll think on other, but no so easy.

October 22, 2009 at 12:35 AM ·

October 22, 2009 at 03:18 AM ·

Sorry as you saw, I didn't go check the answers in google!   I really though Hassid was Russian (in the Soviet era).   Oups...


October 22, 2009 at 10:43 AM ·

Don't warry Anne-Marie; everybody has wrong information. e.g.many people thing that Francescatti and Ricci were Italian,  Franck was French or Joachim was German.

This discussion has been archived and is no longer accepting responses.

Facebook YouTube Instagram Email

Violinist.com is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

JR Judd Violins
JR Judd Violins

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases

Anne Cole Violin Maker
Anne Cole Violin Maker

Violinist.com Shopping Guide
Violinist.com Shopping Guide

Metzler Violin Shop

Southwest Strings

Bobelock Cases

Johnson String Instrument/Carriage House Violins

Jargar Strings

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop



Los Angeles Violin Shop


String Masters

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of Violinist.com in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews.

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn

Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2
Violinist.com Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine