Tribute to Oscar Shumsky - free viewing through Feb. 5
View for free, through next Friday: You can watch this tribute to Oscar Shumsky, hosted by Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Here is the link:
Founding Emerson String Quartet member Philip Setzer, who was a student of Shumsky, hosts an evening devoted to the legendary violinist Oscar Shumsky (1917-2000). Fellow Shumsky students Ida Kavafian and Eugene Drucker, Shumsky's recording producer Eric Wen, with special guest Eric Shumsky, the violinist's viola-playing son, join for an in-depth exploration of Shumsky's life. They shed light on the violin playing of this great master, who is too-often unsung and undiscovered, despite the frequent comparisons to only the most legendary of violinists, like Heifetz and Kreisler.
(Originally aired January 25, 2021)
Thank you for sharing this opportunity with us, Laurie. This is not to be missed. EDIT: Updating to say that I watched the whole video over two evenings and found it very enlightening and heart-warming -- food for both heart and mind.
Thank you for posting this Laurie. I really enjoyed the webinar on Mr. Shumsky the other night. I highly recommend it to all!
I'm so glad you were able to see it!
Absolutely fantastic! The Hora Staccato from his Curtis graduation recital is staggering! Not enough of today's young violinists know who this master lion is and I make it a mission for all my students to listen to his Bach and Ysaye at minimum!
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