Nathan Milstein plays Massenet Meditation

Nathan Milstein plays Massenet Meditation

Milstein has been a favorite violinist of mine since I can remember. His recording of the Bach Chaconne is one of the greatest masterpeices I have ever heard. This recording has not been heard that much I think so enjoy!

  1. TorontoCA2Apr 18, 2010

    The best Meditation in violin…………. Milstein!!

  2. Juan19312010Apr 18, 2010

    Esta meditación de Thais, es la mejor interpretación que he escuchado nunca en mi vida 78 años.-Juan Morera Argerich

  3. TheARTYWOMANApr 18, 2010

    my nan loved this song when she was alive and most probably still does now in heaven o:)

  4. TheMmesserApr 18, 2010

    a beautiful and wonderfully phrased performance..this is such an easy piece to play and such a difficult piece to play so well..thanks from an old guy who was firtunate to have heard Milstein live in his prime in 1961..he was one of the greats

  5. ElysianFields100Apr 18, 2010

    Oops massacred myself by deletion. Love this tune thanks to watching Kim, Yuna via Vancouver Winter Olympics. She did a gala and this tune was emphasized with her mastery over the ice, or vice versa. I fell in love with the tune and scrambled onto You-Tube for more of, “Meditation of Thais” this version by Mr. Milstein certainly pensive and soars. TY for the upload, aimson.

  6. wtfpwndzorApr 18, 2010

    @Sorsana7 as did every other violinist
    milstein….so diverse, so skilled and his technique….soo goddam perfect

  7. LordofShinysApr 18, 2010

    I was a fan of the recording of perlman but now I know that the best version of this piece is here

  8. ElysianFields100Apr 19, 2010

    I appreciate the violin now, first heard this tune in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yuna Kim did a gala for the figure skating and I fell in love with the tune and the instrument. Like, Frankenstein, I hungered for more and found it here and there. Intuitively, I like: Nathan Milstein, Itzhak Perlman, and Yo-Yo Ma variations of this pensive and soaring theme.

    Thanks a million, aimson.

  9. stinssApr 19, 2010

    love this

  10. superman31233Apr 19, 2010

    send me a recording and lets see

  11. doublewordscoreApr 19, 2010

    There is something so ethereally beautiful about Milstein’s playing that is untouched in my opinion by any other violinist. It is though you can listen to this piece 1,000 times and never feel it tedious. His phrasing is so unique and playing so moving. A master in every sense of the word.

  12. CraigFrancisSotoApr 19, 2010

    Che bellissima ! Just a wonderful piece played superbly. Grazie mille for sharing this.

  13. sweetsmiles224Apr 19, 2010

    his is my favorite 🙂

  14. TheNewAliasApr 19, 2010

    i agree

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  16. GoldenPinkStarApr 19, 2010

    Where can I download this?

  17. FartyMonsterBugApr 19, 2010

    I am better than him

  18. snapps21Apr 19, 2010

    it’s another language. the way he play’s is just beautiful. his style of playing is so different . i love milstein!!!!

  19. meidinperuApr 19, 2010

    maestro!!!!!!!!! so amazingly beautiful 🙂

  20. fiddlestyx3006Apr 19, 2010

    For the recoding to be so primitive; He makes it sound so beautiful! Goes to show what a phenomianl violinist he was!

  21. mareoraftApr 19, 2010

    never heard this piece placed so well

  22. khira07Apr 19, 2010

    No doubt, this is my favorite version.

  23. raoultakApr 19, 2010

    Milstein was one of a kind…a giant. This is so profound. A jewel…….no words!

  24. hojin92Apr 19, 2010

    i ENVY his sound

  25. 4TopwoodApr 19, 2010

    Ouch! Where’s the end?

    It’s a gorgeous interpretation but I think the end is needed to anchor the piece. Still, every note he does play is so inspired and inspiring I have to give this a 5.

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