I dipped into many points in his career in this set and was amazed to find that the masterful technique sounded virtually the same, whether in his first recording session as a 16-year-old in 1917 or in his final concert in 1972.
In the 1970s, violinist Eugene Fodor was a sensation. He was called “the Mick Jagger of classical music” and a “cowboy fiddler.” Young, handsome and extremely talented, Fodor became the first American to win the top prize in the Soviet Union’s prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition. Fodor died last week at his home in Arlington, Va. He was 60 years old.