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February 9, 2016 • 9:42 pm
Filed under: Bartók, violinists
Oistrakh or Bartok?!
It’s actually a reference to the review Olin Downes wrote of the piece in 1943.
It seems Yehudi Menuhin was key in Olin Downes’ volte-face (otherwise often cranky about Bartók): he was reviewing a recital by Menuhin ( w pianist Adolph Baller) in 1943. That was around the time BB himself became so swayed by the violinist that he decided to write his solo violin sonata for him. But I couldn’t find an unbroken video of the Violin/Piano Sonata No. 1 with Menuhin….
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