Mischa Elman


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(b Talnoye, Russia, 1891; d NY, 1967). Russ.-Amer. violinist (Amer. cit. 1923). Child prodigy. Professional début St Petersburg and Berlin 1904, London 1905 (Glazunov conc.). First played in NY 1908, thereafter maintaining brilliant int. reputation. Gave f.p. in Boston, Mass., 1943, of Martinů's 2nd vn. conc., written for him.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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