Not enough clamour for Jacques Coursil

Edited: July 4, 2020, 5:37 PM · https://www.thewire.co.uk/news/58567/jacques-coursil-1938-2020

"His father pushed him to study violin at the age of nine, but he was eventually dismissed as untalented."

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/jacques-coursil-mn0000535050/biography

Somehow I'd managed to not hear about Jacques Coursil until the news of his death. His association to violin playing is tenuous, except perhaps as encouragement to struggling violinists. I found listening to his recording "Clameurs" to be immediately striking and moving.

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