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Michael Rabin - Wieniawski Concerto No.2 Part 2
Seeded by margotat on 1 Sep 2008
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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 Romanze (Andante non troppo) 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