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Some pics of ancient violinists

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Rue's thread on top 10 past soloists gave me the impetus to dig out some pictures of a few.  So, here are some.  All but one has been mentioned (at least once) as a potential top ten'er in Rue's thread.  A couple (maybe all to those more knowledgeable than me) should be obvious.  Anyway, just for fun.

 

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1. Oistrakh

2. Heifetz

3. Menuhin (with way too much Brilliantine  :D )

4. ?

5. Kreisler

 

BTW, what's this "Ancient"??  I don't see no togas or other drapery  :P

(And, except for the bearded dude who looks like he reeked of cigars, none.of 'em seem past 30 in the photos, either.)

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1. Elman

2. Heifetz

3. Not sure. Once I hear I'll probably feel stupid.

4. Joachim (also looks like Brahms)

5. Kreisler

Very good.  Re #3, I have to admit that he is probably on no one's list of top players, but his picture was handy and it kinda serves as a red herring.

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I recognize a few photos...but I can't remember the names.  I didn't pay enough attention at the outset.   :(

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2. Szegeti(??)

3. Krisler

4. Heifetz ( with a "sombrero")

8. Kubelik

10.Milstein

A very good start.  Thanks!

 

2) Szigeti

4) Kreisler

5) Heifitz ('gone native" in Mexico)

8) no, not Kubelik

10) Milstein

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The music stand was in the shape of a lyre, mahogany and brass. It had fallen over and shattered--and a few bits were missing. I knew some of the family, and being handy...

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#8 is Joseph Joachim before he lost his razor, while #7 is a beautiful Erco F-1 Ercoupe with some posturing fellow (probably the violist you mentioned) obscuring the view.  :)

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#8 is Joseph Joachim before he lost his razor, while #7 is a beautiful Erco F-1 Ercoupe with some posturing fellow (probably the violist you mentioned) obscuring the view.  :)

Yes to #8.  And yes to #7 being a violist.

 

For a clue to #6, his violin was in the news in recent years.

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Isn't that Primrose propped against the prop?

Yes, looks like William Primrose to me, too.  I changed my mind on the plane, though, it's the earlier 415-C variant of the Ercoupe, not the F-1. Still a beaut. 

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