Unheard Nadien, Rosand contributions
Trough numerous hours of research I found some interesting appearances of those two giants.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXgjmGtWlpM (Young Rosand 56')
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SvQKh6bwi4 (Nadien solo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LrCnEeT0AY (2:30 Nadien solo)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEg3ZE22udc&t=934s (No solo but you can spot him at 0:55)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtQCIub3V9A (David Nadien as Anton Firentz, the full album is on Youtube)
Young Rosand's playing is all I could wish for...
Nadien is out of this world - Heifetz's class without a doubt. He transforms a few simple bars into stratospheric playing.
If you have some Nadien/Rosand anectodes they would be very welcomed :)
Aaron Rosand and David Nadien are two of my top favorite violinists. And they are, in my opinion, two of the most underrated violinists of the 20th century. Both were fiercely independent, which may have led to their partial obscurity from the general public. However, they were both "violinists for violinists" and were highly esteemed and respected by their peers, colleagues, and violin aficionados. Nadien preferred studio work, which offered him more money and freedom, while Rosand never did any aggressive marketing for himself nor did he ingratiate himself to big time conductors or impresarios. Rosand even blamed Isaac Stern publicly, after Stern had passed away, for having stifled his career. I never met Nadien, but I did meet Rosand innumerable times and attended his masterclasses at the University of Miami whenever he visited South Florida. He was always a perennial favorite down in Miami and I never failed to secure a front row seat to hear and study him up close. I like to say that Rosand is the best teacher I never had!
I'd like to get a violin-and-piano arrangement of that intermezzo. That's some romantic violin-playing there. Bread and butter for Rosand.
So "Anton Firentz" was a pseudonym of Nadien? Or what's the story here? That vibrato!
Yes it was, I don't have the details of the story... The violin playing is breathtaking, he plays his guarnerius on this recording
Nadien recording seems to have disappeared.
Another question, at the first link you write " (Young Rosand 56')" what do you mean? One hears a solo violin basically the whole time? What with the 56'?
I think he means this was David Nadien when he was 30 years in 1956 - perhaps at his prime.
I see, thanks!
Not sure if this was on the list:
I meant 1956 !
Thank you for sharing these jewels.