Unheard Nadien, Rosand contributions

Edited: April 30, 2021, 9:38 AM · 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 :)

Best wishes,
Henri T

Replies (13)

April 30, 2021, 11:02 AM · 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!
Edited: April 30, 2021, 11:33 AM · 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.
Notice the pianist on the Carly Simon album: Warren Bernhardt -- not just anyone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPsgTHps7dA
April 30, 2021, 1:09 PM · So "Anton Firentz" was a pseudonym of Nadien? Or what's the story here? That vibrato!
April 30, 2021, 1:59 PM · Yes it was, I don't have the details of the story... The violin playing is breathtaking, he plays his guarnerius on this recording
April 30, 2021, 5:27 PM · Nadien recording seems to have disappeared.
May 1, 2021, 2:47 PM · 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'?
Edited: May 1, 2021, 3:33 PM · I think he means this was David Nadien when he was 30 years in 1956 - perhaps at his prime.
Edit - Sorry, wrong performer, Rosand when he was 29 years old.
May 1, 2021, 4:11 PM · I see, thanks!
May 2, 2021, 7:08 AM · Not sure if this was on the list:
https://youtu.be/JWG-WEqtn-o
quite rarely played Vieuxtemp duet.
Cheers,
buri
May 2, 2021, 10:54 AM · I meant 1956 !
May 2, 2021, 4:46 PM · Greetings?
This performance of Brooke to buy rolls and is just unbelievable!

https://youtu.be/RGzfFGamCys

Cheers Buri
PS I left the voice recording version in because eit amused me. Try to see it as early morning mental stimulation.

Edited: May 4, 2021, 8:39 AM · https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVUW2PzFRB0&t=3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVbg1UQa6dw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnXp9AKkzqc

New LIVE Paganini violin concerto from Rosand in 1975 !
Just breathtaking playing ! The Bel Canto is phenomenal !

Edited: May 4, 2021, 8:01 PM · Thank you for sharing these jewels.
I've got to know a gentleman that became a friend of both Rosand and Nadien during his time when working on commercial music. Recently, he got as a gift one of Mr. Nadien's bow which I had the honor to play for a bit. Before you ask: no, I didn't sound like Mr. Nadien.


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