Recently I just got out the Mischa Elman CDs that I bought months ago and gave it another try. I was astonished that sometimes Elman had such a different tone color concept than most violinists. Sometimes his tone almost sounded like viola to me. He has a beautiful and round sound. I wonder what kind of strings he preferred to use.
Elman savored every note on this recording "Virtuoso Masterpieces for Violin."
Tempo was almost several notches slower especially in comparison to Heifetz.
I am wondering if there are people out there in this forum who have heard Elman live. Maybe they would like to share a story or two?
Thanks in advance.
I am sure this topic has been discussed ad nauseum somewhere on this forum before.
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