These programs were created and hosted by the late Eugene Istomin (1925-2003), one of the world's most admired classical musicians. This presentation includes additional footage as well as an additional program, "Chamber Music", released here for the first time.
Biographies and Discographies
These biographies and discographies cover the conductors featured in the video programs featured in "Concerts from the Library of Congress".
Eugene Istomin was born in New York in 1925 of Russian émigré singers. From his earliest public appearance at the age of 6, he went on to become one of America's most respected pianists, excelling both as a soloist and interpreter of chamber music. His recordings with Isaac Stern and Leonard Rose, the renowned Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio, remain an important pedagogical model of the artistry...
Featured Musical Examples
These manuscript scores are original versions of the some of the compositions performed in these concerts from the Library of Congress.