Price: $150.00

NEAR MINT CONDITION

ISAAC STERN - VIOLINIST

Autographed 8” x 10” near mint noir glossy photograph of the then 32 year old violinist in action.  The spot to the bottom left is in the negative.

Stern (1920-2001) was Ukrainian by birth, brought to the United States by his parents in 1921.  After study with both Louis Persinger and Naoum Blinder, he made his San Francisco Symphony Orchestra debut playing the Bach Double Concerto with Blinder who was the SFO Concertmaster in 1930.  He made his recital debut in San Francisco in 1931.  His New York debut was at Town Hall in 1937 and his Carnegie Hall debut was in 1943.  Several important Stern events occurred in the 1950’s, the World Premiere of William Schumann’s Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, his marriage to his second wife Vera in 1951, his portrayal of Ysa˙e in the film “Tonight We Sing” in 1953, the World Premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade for Violin” at Teatro La Fenice in Venice with the composer conducting the Israel Philharmonic and his first and only tour of Russia in 1956.  By 1960, Stern involved himself in saving Carnegie Hall, founding the NEA and other “political” matters.  Most violin connoisseurs feel his performances did not have the original spark and technical brilliance he displayed up through the 1950’s.

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