Fortunato, at the age of forty-two had married his seventeen year old pupil and the couple had two sons, Zino being the eldest. The Second World War interrupted his progress, but the late s and s were the peak of his career, and the fact that Arthur Judson of Columbia Artists was his US manager, led to a series of famous LP recordings of the concerto repertoire for American Columbia. On these, he was mainly partnered with the New York Philharmonic and Dmitri Mitropoulos or the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, but there were also recordings of Mozart concertos with Bruno Walter, and some stereo discs with Leonard Bernstein. The excitement of the audience is palpable on this early tape recording with extended spontaneous applause after the first movement and the ovations grew and continued at the end for more than four minutes. A warm and sunny personality who loved gardening and creating beautiful music, onstage Francescatti was a consummate and serious artist. He worked with all the great orchestras and conductors of the world sustaining a performing career for more than fifty years, retiring in His music making had a wonderful warmth and humanity rather like that of conductor Bruno Walter and he was a totally natural violinist. Send tipset til din venns e-postadresse. Din e-postadresse IP:
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Zino Francescatti was born in Marseilles , to a musical family. Both parents were violinists. His father, who also played the cello, had studied with Camillo Sivori. Zino studied violin from age three and was quickly recognized as a child prodigy. He began performing at the age of five and made his debut at age 10, playing Beethoven 's Violin Concerto. His recording of the concerto is still regarded as one of the best. For three decades after he had an exceptionally impressive international career. A violinist of outstanding technical ability, Francescatti played all of the great concerti. Francescatti made many renowned LPs, including a set of the complete Beethoven violin-piano sonatas with Robert Casadesus , a frequent musical collaborator of his. Both in concerts and on disc, he performed on the celebrated "Hart" Stradivarius of