Tribute to Oscar Shumsky - free viewing through Feb. 5

Edited: January 29, 2021, 2:45 PM · 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:

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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)

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Edited: January 31, 2021, 11:33 AM · 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.
January 29, 2021, 6:08 PM · Thank you for posting this Laurie. I really enjoyed the webinar on Mr. Shumsky the other night. I highly recommend it to all!
February 6, 2021, 10:49 PM · I'm so glad you were able to see it!
February 17, 2021, 5:33 PM · 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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