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AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE ART OF VIOLIN PLAYING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE RECORDING ERA

A unique and illustrative glimpse into the personalities who created music history as they brought the art of violin playing to its zenith. With some rare and even unknown recordings and fascinating narrative, the world of Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Auer, and other giants of the field, comes alive and enchants the listeners with its beauty.

The audience will travel through time to the days of Paganini via his closest musical heirs, those violinists whose lives touched Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Sarasate, and Joachim–the giants of the XIX Century.

Rare examples from the beginning of the Recording Era feature Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Auer, Pablo Sarasate, Joseph Joachim, and others. These vividly illustrate the musical links to the past giants of the violin world, giving tantalizing hints of the techniques and sounds that now remain only legendary.

Author, host-narrator, producer, Yuri Beliavsky, with his authentic commentary, makes this enlightening series both entertaining and educational, as he describes the evolution of violin technique and style, compares recordings, and relates the colorful stories of the violinists’ lives.

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