Zino Francescatti


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(b Marseilles, 1902; d La Ciotat, 1991). Fr. violinist (It.-born father). Début at 5, played Beethoven conc. at 10. Toured Brit. 1926 with Ravel. Taught at École Normale de Musique, Paris, from 1927. Salzburg Fest. début 1936. Amer. début 1939 (NYPO). Settled in USA. Soloist with world's leading orchs.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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