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    Talking Violinists quiz III

    As demanded for the public, there's another little quiz:

    1) A certain good violinist recorded only one major work, and he's almost unknown
    and forgotten now. But he made some very fine arrangements every player do sometime.
    He has a pole and 7 was his lucky number.

    2) A very fine austrian violinist, great player of German composers. He formed a
    string quartet and made a few records. One in Wienn, Mars 15,1945. The russian army
    was at few kilometers away.

    3) A fine german-czech violinist, once concertino in the Berlin S.O. during the 40s. He
    was the one and only member of the orchestra who ran away before de attack in 1945.
    He was a great technitian. Recorded some pieces with Gieseking.

    4) An extraodinary russian violinist, Auer's pupil. He had one of the most brillant
    and vibrating sounds ever heard. Went to the States but didn't make a career.
    He recorded violin parts in some films. Left some beautiful recordings.

    5) The three most gifted of Flesch's pupils died very young and badly. One after a surgical
    intervention, other on a plain crash and the third killed himself. Who were they?

    Enjoy...

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    4) Finally, one I know (I think...): Tosha Seidel (?)

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    Chi Chi. Toscha (one of the 4: Toscha, Misha,Sascha,Jascha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oisfetz View Post

    3) A fine german-czech violinist, once concertino in the Berlin S.O. during the 40s. He
    was the one and only member of the orchestra who ran away before de attack in 1945.
    He was a great technitian. Recorded some pieces with Gieseking.
    Gerhard Taschner?

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    YES SIR!. Speer (the armament Hitler's minister) offer to the members of the orch.
    to made them save to the west and far from the russians. All of them except
    Taschner refused. T.with wife and kid run away. The rest? Probably they ended
    playing in Siberia.

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    OK, I admit that those quiz are slightly tricky. Some help would be useful:

    1) Of course you know Manuel (again,Manuel!) And 7 is also his lucky number.

    2) He is very well known. How many austrians famous violinist there are?. His brother
    was also a violinist, but very few know him.

    5) Those 3 every violin lover knows perfectly. Two of them get prizes on the famous Wieniawski contest. C'mon, is easy !

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    a) Thanks for the spelling correction, oisfetz.

    b) Like "Opus," I play on the "honor system," (i.e.: I don't resort to internet searches before responding [unless I qualify my response by saying I've done so])... makes it more fun that way.

    c) I knew the answer to 5(b) from jump, but was waiting for the "President-of-the-fan-club" to show up. (Of course, this isn't meant to be taken seriously.)

    d) All right then, 5b is Ginette Neveu- it was from Sr. M that I found out that her pianist brother was also on board the plane. (Italics for my return of the favor re: spelling correction.)

    e) Discovered the answer to number 2, but cheated. Any non-cheaters who know this one, please go first.________Thanks again... CTP
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    Say,Chi. Number 5), yes ONE of them was poor Ginette. But the other 2?
    One of them, if he had lived, probably would have been one of the greatest
    violinist of the century. The other poor gay was on decline when he killed himself. But his recordings are in general between very good and superb.

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    5) Josef Hassid and Josef Wolfsthal?

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    Hassid,yes. And you'r right about the other,. He was a Flesch's pupil and died at 31.
    But he didn't commit suicide. FERRAS did it. And about Flesch, it seems that to have been
    his pupil assured an early death. Szeryng also died young. A curse?

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    Do you mean Christian Ferras?

    I have one of his recordings (Bach's Double concerto with Menuhin). I didn't know that he had commited suicide, although I remember reading the Wikipedia article about him.
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    OK, who knows the 2 pending quiz?
    Manuel? it´s for you! The guy in question made the 7 famous. Who plays the violin?
    What about the wolf?

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    Was Michael Rabin the mad guy?

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    I can throw names strictly at random for question number one, but I'll refrain from doing it.


    Wilhelmj.... (No, I don't think so).

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    Pavel Kochanski

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