Zino Francescatti

Born 9 August 1902. Died 17 September 1991
Zino Francescatti
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1902-08-09
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Zino Francescatti

Zino Francescatti Biography (Wikipedia)

René-Charles "Zino" Francescatti (August 9, 1902 - September 17, 1991) was a French virtuoso violinist.

Zino Francescatti was born in Marseilles, to a musical family. Both parents were violinists. His father, who also played the cello, had studied with Camillo Sivori. Zino studied violin from age three and was quickly recognized as a child prodigy. He began performing at the age of five and made his debut at age 10, playing Beethoven's Violin Concerto.[citation needed]

In 1927 he went to Paris to teach at the École Normale de Musique; he also conducted the Concerts Poulets. He made his first world tour in 1931 and his American debut with Sir John Barbirolli and the New York Philharmonic in 1939, playing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1. His recording of the concerto is still regarded as one of the best. For three decades after 1945 he had an exceptionally impressive international career.

A violinist of outstanding technical ability, Francescatti played all of the great concerti. His performances of Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor, Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No. 3, Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, and others, continue to be fondly remembered and highly regarded.

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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
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Serenade after Plato's "Symposium" (feat. New York Philharmonic)
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Proms 1951: Prom 37
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1951-09-08T15:43:55
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1951

Proms 1951: Prom 37

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Royal Albert Hall

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