Under appreciated violinists
I would love to know who you guys think are some excellent violinists are that you feel are overshadowed by some of the other greats of today or the past.
Some of mine are
Ginette neveau- her Brahms with the NDR symphony is in my opinion one of the greatest examples of excellent truly 20th century playing. (Ps: she is the violinist who beat 26 year old oistrakh into 2nd place at the first Wieniawski competition as a 15 year old)
Leonid Kogan- there is a video of him titled a documentary on YouTube and he is playing Tchaikovsky valse scherzo. His upbow staccato is AMAZING I was shocked it was incredibly fast totally even and with no effort at all.
Isabelle Faust- she isn’t that underpareciated anymore but she could get more support in my opinion but she has played with the Berlin Phil, several times with the LSO, the cleavland orchestra, the Boston symphony and others.
Please let me know any I should listen too
Previous thread on this subject:
I think that our new member David Krakovitch is an underrated amateur violinist and just putting his name out there for others to look at on YouTube. Besides some Paganini Caprices he has a mix of Bach and Vivaldi, gypsy dance music and some modern popular tunes.Most of them are short but good and he keeps on pumping out fresh material.
Rachel Barton Pine, who is especially notable for championing relatively unknown composers.
A few years ago I heard a performance of Beethoven's op. 74 (the so called "harp" quartet) in a church in Massachusetts somewhere. None of the four players were famous at all. It was an ad hoc ensemble, not a permanent quartet. But the performance was wonderful, both musically and technically. Those were four under appreciated players and I don't even remember their names any more.
Caroline Campbell is an excellent pop violinist, if pop is allowed in this thread.
re Caroline Campbell: This video is titled 'live', but there are many obvious moments where her physical movements are not synched with the audio. I hate this kind of dishonesty.
I don't know if any of the violinists you mention is really "underappreciated" -- they were/are all highly appreciated. Faust has a large and devoted following.
I suppose Prof Orpheus must be one - not many violinists can compose and perform an entire symphony on the violin!
“One of the most underappreciated violinists of all time must be Aaron Rosand. He was like Stern, only better.”
I guess I don't get the whole Rosand thing. I bought some cd's and it sounds like he's playing with like 3 buttons unbuttoned and all his chest hair hanging out.
I like his Chopin:
Aaron Rosand's recording of the Beethoven Violin Sonatas have been my favorites. There was a feud of sorts between him and Isaak Stern - you can check it out on line, but he accused Stern of sabotaging his career at some point.
Most violinists are underappreciated-even the better known ones. Please try to better appreciate more violinists-there are some great musicians that deserve more exposure.