Isaac Stern (July 21, 1920 - September 22, 2001) was one of the finest violin virtuosi of the twentieth century.
Within musical circles, Stern became renowned both for his recordings and for championing certain younger players. Among his discoveries were cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and violinists Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. He also played a major role in saving New York City’s Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1960; its main auditorium has been named after him.
Amongst his many recordings, Stern recorded concertos by Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Vivaldi and modern works by Samuel Barber, Béla Bartók, Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein. He also dubbed actors’ violin-playing in several films, one of which was Fiddler on the Roof. Isaac Stern died on September 22, 2001 of congestive heart failure. He was 81.
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