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 Rating Releases
1990 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 / Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata Brahms, Beethoven; Horowitz, Nathan Milstein 1
1993 Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto Op. 35 / Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77 Tchaikovsky, Brahms; Nathan Milstein, Steinberg, Fistoulari 1
Milstein Vignettes: 24 Favorite Miniatures Nathan Milstein, Leon Pommers 1
Violinkonzerte Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn; Wiener Philharmoniker, Nathan Milstein, Claudio Abbado 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Les Concertos Compilation Beethoven; Emil Gilels, Lev Oborine, David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, Nathan Milstein 1
The Art of Nathan Milstein Compilation Nathan Milstein 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
The 1946 Library of Congress Recital Live Nathan Milstein 1

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