Nathan Milstein


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(b Odessa, 1903; d London, 1992). Russ.-born violinist (Amer. cit. 1942). Début Odessa 1920. Toured Russia 1921 in duo with Horowitz. In Brussels 1925 met and was encouraged by Ysaÿe. Amer. début 1929 with Philadelphia Orch., thereafter settling there. Taught in NY and Zurich. Salzburg Fest. début 1954. Authority on Romantic composers. Ed. of vn. mus. Autobiography From Russia to the West (1990).

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