Michael Rabin - Wieniawski Concerto No.2 Part 1
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Composed by Henryk Wieniawski
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Michael Rabin
Conducted by Eugene Goossens
Michael Rabin (May 2, 1936 - January 19, 1972) was an American violinist of Romanian descent.
He began to learn the violin when he was seven. His father George, a violinist in the New York Philharmonic, noticed his talent. A lesson with Jascha Heifetz was arranged and the master advised him to study with Ivan Galamian, who said he had: "no weaknesses, never." His mother Jeanne was a Juilliard-trained and successful pianist. He began studies with Galamian in New York and at Meadowmount and The Juilliard School, and went on to appear with a number of American orchestras before his 29 November 1951 Carnegie Hall debut in the Paganini D major Concerto, with Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting the New York Philharmonic. He first appeared in London on 13 December 1954, playing the Tchaikovsky Concerto at the Roy