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The Resource Nathan Milstein, master of invention : some memories of a quiet magician, (II), Allegro Films ; Christopher Nupen, director

Nathan Milstein, master of invention : some memories of a quiet magician, (II), Allegro Films ; Christopher Nupen, director

Label
Nathan Milstein, master of invention : some memories of a quiet magician, (II)
Title
Nathan Milstein, master of invention
Title remainder
some memories of a quiet magician
Title number
(II)
Statement of responsibility
Allegro Films ; Christopher Nupen, director
Title variation
Some memories of a quiet magician
Contributor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A film in two parts with one of the finest performing musicians of the 20th century, an artist whose career spanned 73 years and who won the admiration and respect of virtually every international musician of his time and the genuine affection of most of them. Why master of invention? Because Nathan Mironovich Milstein's ability to invent new ways of doing things on the violin constantly impressed musicians, critics and the public alike thoughout his career. "The most nearly perfect violinist of his time," The New York Times called him. At the age of eleven Nathan Milstein astonished Leopold Auer and Jascha Heifetz at his first appearance in Auer's class in St Petersburg; it prompted Auer to ask his pupils, "Well, how do you like that Black Sea technique?" and the rumour went around that Auer was so stunned that he had fainted. Not a bad start for an eleven year old performer. Less than a year later, he surprised Alexander Glazounov by inventing changes to Glazounov's violin concerto at a rehearsal with the composer himself conducting. Milstein recounts that Glazounov, peering over his moon glasses, enquired, "Don't you like what I did?" The young violinist instantly modified his playing to accord with the score, but after the rehearsal Glazounov generously invited him to play it his own way at the forthcoming concert. In the opening of the first of these two films, Nathan Milstein says to Pinchas Zukerman, "It's not enough to practise. Obviously you have to practise, but you have to invent ways of doing better." It is an impressive truth that right up to his last concert, at the age of 82, Nathan Milstein was constantly inventing ways of doing things better. It is equally surprising and impressive that at the last concert, which provides a Major part of both these films, he was constantly modifying the fingering to accommodate an ailing first finger on his left hand. That was only possible because all through his career he had been modifying fingerings, even during actual concerts, in order to keep the music alive -- an astonishing feat -- and the musical results in Stockholm, as fresh as ever, betrayed no ailing finger
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FRMTV
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videorecording
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Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Nathan Milstein, violin, interviewee ; Georges Pludermacher, piano ; Pinchas Zukerman, interviewer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1903-1992
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nupen, Christopher
  • Milstein, Nathan
  • Pludermacher, Georges
  • Zukerman, Pinchas
  • Allegro Films (London, England)
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milstein, Nathan
  • Violinists
  • Violin music
  • Violin and piano music
Technique
live action
Label
Nathan Milstein, master of invention : some memories of a quiet magician, (II), Allegro Films ; Christopher Nupen, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/nathan-milstein-master-of-invention-part-2
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (59 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1490
System control number
  • ocn956369334
  • (OCoLC)956369334
Video recording format
other
Label
Nathan Milstein, master of invention : some memories of a quiet magician, (II), Allegro Films ; Christopher Nupen, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/nathan-milstein-master-of-invention-part-2
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (59 min., 45 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
1490
System control number
  • ocn956369334
  • (OCoLC)956369334
Video recording format
other

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