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Michael Rabin - The girl with the flaxen hair
Seeded by margotat on 1 Sep 2008
Author: MichaelRabinMemoriam
Michael Rabin and the Bell Telephone Houer Orchestra Conducted by Donald Voorhees Michael Rabin managed to be one of the most talented and tragic violin virtuosi of his generation. Hailed as a child prodigy, his talent matured gracefully into an adult level, but he failed to follow in his emotional growth, resulting in a cutting short of his career. He never reached the age of 36, yet remains one of the most fondly remembered of virtuoso violinists for listeners and fellow musicians such as Pinchas Zukerman, with whom he shared a teacher. Rabin's father was a violinist in the New York Philharmonic, and his mother a Juilliard-trained pianist. When he was a year old, Rabin was able to beat perfect time, and at three he demonstrated his possession of perfect pitch; by five he was studying the piano, and not long after, while visiting a doctor whose hobby was the violin, Rabin took up a miniature version of the instrument that was in the office and began tuning and playing it,
Work: Debussy: Préludes, Book 1
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Composer: Claude Debussy
Instrument: Violin
Period: 20th Century