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The Reluctant Virtuoso


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Oscar Shumsky is one of the true greats of the 20th century, and I have a very sincere regret that my own country has not officially recognised that. (LEONARD ROSE) When Oscar Shumsky was a child, Fritz Kreisler predicted that he would be one of the greatest violinists of his generation. That he didn't make an international career as a soloist is a mystery his colleagues find hard to explain. David Wheeler presents a documentary profile of the 67-year-old virtuoso. With contributions from


Unknown: Oscar Shumsky
Unknown: Oscar Shumsky
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: David Wheeler
Unknown: Eugene Drucker
Unknown: Josef Gingold
Unknown: Milton Katims

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The Reluctant Virtuoso

BBC Radio 3, 3 February 1985 17.15

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