Isaac Stern: career, becoming a legend
Sometimes people who have great prestige in creative circles act cruelly to a newcomer, saying that he is definitely a won't great. Some young people may be embarrassed by such words and discouraged from doing what they love, and some may be spurred on to achieve their dreams.
Today we're going to look at the story of a talented violinist Isaac Sternwho, despite the disdain of musical authorities, has become virtuoso in his business and what it was like to become a legend.
"Goodbye Kremenets, hello America!": the early years of the future star
Isaac Stern was born in the city of Kremenets, which was located in Poland. As soon as the boy was a year old, his parents decided to move to Kremenets, Poland. San FranciscoIsaac studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for four years and later took private lessons with Louis Persinger, to whom he would owe much in the future. Isaac studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for four years and later took private lessons from Louis Persinger, to whom he would owe much in the future.
During World War II, he and his mates, including a Russian-born pianist Alexander ZakinThey gave concerts in hospitals and military bases. After the victory over Nazi Germany, Isaac performed in the still devastated Japan.
For a long time, Isaac Stern refused The musician announced in the late 1960s that he would no longer tour Soviet Russia until the authorities allowed him to do so. In the late 1960s, the musician announced that no more tours of Soviet Russia would be undertaken unless the authorities authorised it. freely for people of the arts to travel abroad.
Because of the sturdy dislikes Stern to Germany after the persecution of Jews, the musician did not give concerts there for a long time, but in 1999 held a series of masterclasses for beginning violinists.
First successes and conquest of the world stage
Having travelled to more than six countries during the war and given concerts even in snowy Greenland, Stern began touring Europe, where his performances were accompanied by the well-known European musicianswhose disposition meant the violinist climax his fame. Stern gave many concerts in Israel after 1948 free of chargesupporting a state that has just begun its new history.
Of great significance was a 1960's event that happened to the concert venue "Carnegie Hall." in New York. The musician managed to save the building from demolition by organising the Citizens Committee to Save the Hall. After the Carnegie Hall Corporation was established, Isaac Stern took over as its president, a position he held until his death. The main hall of the building is also named in the violinist's honour.
The musician made record after record, which featured performances compositions Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, as well as contemporary musicians Stravinsky and Bernstein. His work has been realised and at the cinema: he voiced actors who needed to play the violin and also took part in films as a musical consultant.
Isaac Stern received an order six Grammy awards for his recordings. In the early 1980s, Stern recorded a series of piano concerts with Emanuel Ax and Jaime Laredo, as well as with the musician he supported at the beginning of his journey, Yo-Yo-Ma.
In 1979, the violinist received a formal invitation to the PRC to conduct a tour. Stern and pianist David Golub accepted the invitation; on the tour, the violinist collaborated with the Central Symphony Society of China. The trip resulted in the soon-to-be-released documentaries "From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China."
A man worthy of the title of legend: a gas mask concert in 1991
During shelling Isaac Stern was giving a concert at the Jerusalem Theatre when Israel was hit by Iraqi missiles. During the concert, an air raid began. As the concert participants began to leave the stage in a hurry, the audience was in no hurry to get up from their seats. Stern then made the decision to go on stage and finish the work alone.
This bravery of the musician shows that nothing can break the spirit of people dedicated to the art. Sterne can rightly be considered a real soldier who fights fear and the enemy in a special way - with the help of the musics.
Love for Israel
Stern had a special affection for Israel. It all started with his first concert in 1949 when he gave some free performances there. The musician was so in love with the country that he could modify all your plans and fly to the homeland of your people.
Neglect The violinist's connection to the USSR is also linked to Israel. In 1967, Isaac Stern saw the consequences of the Arab attack on his homeland. Aware of the Soviet country's support for the attacking side, the virtuoso was unable to perform where his people were considered to be enemies. Stern said that the Jewish people are his family.
With Stern's support, in the early 1970s, Israel was established music centre to support young talent.
At the end of days...
In 1999, Isaac Stern published a book called "My First 79 Years."The great violinist died in a New York hospital in 2001 on his eightieth birthday. On his eightieth birthday, the great violinist died in a New York hospital in 2001.
A month after the passing of the eminent musician, Carnegie Hall held a memorial evening Isaac Stern. His best works performed by his colleagues were listened to by about 2,500 people.