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Price: $200.00

MINT CONDITION

LEONID KOGAN - VIOLINIST

Autographed one page program excerpt for an all-Russian Prague Symphony Orchestra program, November 18th and 19th, 1975.  Kogan plays the Shostakovich 1st Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 77.  We offer with an original formal photograph of Kogan with his violin and a Hurok Attracxtions stamp on the verso bearing the date, January, 1979.

This autographed program from the Czech Republic during the time they were a Soviet satellite is quite rare.  Interestingly, the Shostakovich 1st Concerto was written for the other great Soviet violinist of the time, David Oistrakh.  While Oistrakh had the greater reputation, both were sent by the Soviet Union as musical ambassadors throughout the World.  A real technician with brilliant sound, Kogan was both admired and despised in his career.  There have always been rumors that Kogan was a member of the KGB.  He certainly was used as a pawn among his fellow Jews living in Russia during the time.

A rare combination perfect for display.