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Archive for August 26, 2013

Vengerov: An On and Off Relationship?

Maxim Vengerov

For those of us not born to rip through Tchaikovsky like a hot knife through butter, it’s painful to see a virtuoso walk away from an instrument. As a youth, Maxim Vengerov was a regular with Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony; in his twenties he pulled the highest fees of any violinist, but at thirty-two, the Russian powerhouse stopped playing. There was much talk of burn-out