Max Rostal      (2-Symposium 1142/43)
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Max Rostal      (2-Symposium 1142/43)
S0364. MAX ROSTAL, w.Scherchen, Sargent, Groves & del Mar Cond.:  Max Rostal in Memoriam, incl. Violin Concerti by Bartók, Berg, Stevens & Shostakovich.  (England) 2-Symposium 1142/43, recorded 1948-62, BBC. - 760411142026


“Max Rostal (7 July 1905 – 6 August 1991) was a violinist and a viola player. He was Austrian-born, but later took British[citation needed] citizenship. He was born in Cieszyn and studied with Carl Flesch. He won the Mendelssohn Scholarship in 1925. From 1930-33 he taught at the Berlin Hochschule, from 1944 to 1958 at the Guildhall School of Music, and then at the Musikhochschule Köln (1957–82) and the Conservatory in Bern (1957–85). Rostal played a wide variety of music, but was a particular champion of contemporary works such as Béla Bartók's Violin Concerto #2. He made a number of recordings. He premiered Alan Bush's Violin Concerto of 1946-8 in 1949, was the dedicatée of Benjamin Frankel's first solo violin sonata (1942), and he also made the premiere recording. He played in a piano trio with Heinz Schröter (piano) and Gaspar Cassadó (cello), who was replaced in 1967 by Siegfried Palm.”

- H. P. Casavant