The quirky Jewish physicist would have been proud.
As Itzhak Perlman turns 70 later this month, Benjamin Ivry asks who will be the next great violinist to assume his mantle. Here are some of the most likely contenders.
When he reached the age of 92, Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold knew he would have to part with his violin. What he decided to do with it is the subject of a moving new documentary.
80 years after his father’s violin performance was interrupted by the Nazis, Eugene Drucker chose to play the exact same piece — from start to finish.
A violin thrown some seventy years ago from a train transporting French Jews to the Nazi Auschwitz death camp will sound in the concert hall of the Berlin Philharmonic.
With all the recent news in Germany about the search for heirs to art taken during the Nazi era, a recent announcement about a 300-year-old violin caught my eye.
A British man who stabbed a local violinist to death had been discharged from a mental institution less than two weeks before the attack, an inquest has found.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo will perform a concert in Monaco featuring instruments of Jewish Holocaust victims.
Written in America but taken to Poland in the 1930s. Performed by BenZion Witler and Shifra Lehrer, Moyse Oysher and Florence Weiss, and others. Recorded by Mappamundi on the Cabaret Warsaw cd and performed at the cd release concert at Duke University June 2, 2012. At this concert: Beth Holmgren, vocals; Jane Peppler: vocals, violin, concertina; Aviva Enoch: piano; Ken Bloom: guitar, clarinet, domro, bowed dulcimer; Jim Baird: bass, guitar; Bob Vasile: guitar and bouzouki. See cabaretwarsaw.com and http for more information.
Miri Ben-Ari, the Israeli “hip-hop violinist” who has played with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and who recently was honored by Michelle Obama at the White House this week, has single-handedly turned the violin into a cool instrument.