Isaac Stern 1920-2001
Isaac Stern plays Sibelius’s Violin Concerto with André Previn & the London Symphony Orchestra. November 28, 1971; Royal Festival Hall, London.
Jan 9, 2023 | Videos | 2 comments
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This mesmerising performance really got my week off to a great start – truly fabulous playing from the great Isaac Stern, with Previn and the LSO also on top form.
Thank you, Colin, for yet again directing our attention towards a life-enhancing gem. You certainly know how to find them!
Some years later from this recording I attended a post concert reception for the great Isaac Stern who had just played Bruch1.
I asked him if we could look forward to the Sibelius. I mentioned I had both earlier recordings.
“No” came his reply. “I leave that work to the younger folk”.
I still have both LPs. In fact his collaboration with Ormandy was probably my first LP bought at school in 1963.