Classics of the Phonograph

Nathan Milstein

Violin sits on top of sheet music

The Mystery Sonatas by Biber Wikimedia Commons

Violinist Nathan Milstein was born in Odessa, then Russia, in 1904, and in boyhood, he played concerts with Vladimir Horowitz. He came to America in 1929, in the next five decades he developed into one of the finest musical interpreters of his generation.

On Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some of his memorable recordings. 


Nathan Milstein, 1904-1992, playlist:

Vivaldi | Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, Cello, and Strings, R. 565; Milstein, Erica Morini, violin, Harvey Shapiro, cello
Glazunov | Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82; Milstein, Pittsburgh Symphony, William Steinberg, cond.
Brahms | Violin Concerto in D, Op. 77, mov. 3; Milstein, Philharmonia Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari, cond.
Milstein | Paganiniana, Variations on Themes by Nicolo Paganini