In part 2 of my interview with violinist Aaron Rosand, we delve into the obstacles he faced early in his career, the wisdom he shares with his students about life as a musician as well as why he fell in love with his beloved ‘Kochanski’ 1741 Guarneri violin, the violin that was his voice for 50 years.
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Described by the New York Times critic Harold Schonberg as “one of the great living exponents of Romantic violin music”, Aaron Rosand has captivated audiences and critics the world over. His recordings have been hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “some of the greatest recordings of this century”. For over 50 years, Mr. Rosand performed on the ‘Kochanski’ 1741 Guarneri violin. In 2009, he sold it for $10 million, and subsequently donated $1.5 million of the proceeds to The Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied as a student of Efrem Zimbalist, and where he currently teaches a new generation of master violinists.Continue Reading …
In this episode of the “Classical Classroom” podcast, host Dacia Clay interviews Hugh Sung, who is a modern classical music renaissance man: He’s a podcaster, a techie, a pianist who’s collaborated with people like Jennifer Higdon and Hillary Hahn, an author, an inventor, a former Curtis Institute Professor who now teaches online. Sung has crafted a life — and a career — that keeps him close to his passion and that constantly engages his busy mind. In this MusicWorks episode, learn how and why Hugh does it, and be inspired to create your own Musical Life.
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Musical selections performed in this episode:
- Myths Op.30: I. The Fountain Of Arethusa. Karol Szymanowski. Performed by Aaron Rosand with Hugh Sung.
- Man of Steel. Hugh Sung
- Capriccio-Waltz In E Major Op.7. Henryk Wieniawski. Performed by Aaron Rosand with Hugh Sung.
- Four Souvenirs: Samba. Paul Schoenfield. Performed by Jasmine Choi and Hugh Sung.
Visit Hugh’s personal website at http://hughsung.com
MusicWorks is a Classical Classroom subseries that takes a look at what people are doing in the classical music world today.
Welcome to A Musical Life. I’m Hugh Sung. Today is Monday, November 9, 2015, and I’m so excited to officially launch this podcast! Every week I’m going to be sharing stories about making music and the things that move our souls. Continue Reading …