Nathan Milstein

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Nathan Mironovich Milstein (January 13, 1904 [O.S. December 31, 1903] – December 21, 1992) was a Russian Empire-born American virtuoso violinist.

Widely considered one of the finest violinists of the 20th century, Milstein was known for his interpretations of Bach's solo violin works and for works from the Romantic period. He was also known for his long career: he performed at a high level into his mid 80s, retiring only after suffering a broken hand.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Paganiniana: Violin Recital Nathan Milstein 1
1986 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn; Nathan Milstein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 2
1990 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 / Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata Brahms, Beethoven; Horowitz, Nathan Milstein 1
1990 Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin Johann Sebastian Bach; Nathan Milstein 4 2
1993 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Brahms; Nathan Milstein 1
1998 Partitas for Unaccompanied Violin Johann Sebastian Bach; Nathan Milstein 1
2001 Sonatas for Unaccompanied Violin Johann Sebastian Bach; Nathan Milstein 1
Masterpieces For Violin And Orchestra Nathan Milstein 1
Milstein Vignettes: 24 Favorite Miniatures Nathan Milstein, Leon Pommers 1
Mozart & Bach Concerti Mozart/Bach; Nathan Milstein, Harry Blech 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Piano Concerto no. 1 / Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky; Martha Argerich, Nathan Milstein 2
1995 Les Concertos Beethoven; Emil Gilels, Lev Oborine, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, Nathan Milstein 1
The Art of Nathan Milstein Nathan Milstein 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
The 1946 Library of Congress Recital Nathan Milstein 1

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