May 17, 2003 |
It's a new Manhattan address: Isaac Stern Place. Stern, who helped save Carnegie Hall, was honored Friday in a ceremony naming the corner of West 57th Street and 7th Avenue in his memory. Stern saved the musical landmark from the wrecking ball in 1960 and was Carnegie Hall's president for more than 40 years, until his death in September 2001 at age 81. From Associated Press
January 23, 1996 |
The clouds parted at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Sunday night and out came Isaac Stern, grandpappy of the violin. He's 75 now, in a musical culture that seems content with teenage violinists, that ranks mechanical perfection as the highest musical good, that prefers its fiddlers with a bit of flash and circus-act pyrotechnics over substance. Stern's not interested. He keeps going on, his ever-probing intellect, his concern with only the best music and the best in music fully engaged.
December 10, 2004 |
After the violinist Isaac Stern died, pieces of his legacy, including autographed photographs, a music collection and violins and bows, were auctioned off. But Stern's three children say that never should have happened and are suing the former executor of their father's estate for more than $2 million. They say he improperly calculated the estate's value and left it unable to pay off the musician's debts, while paying himself thousands of dollars in personal expenses.
May 6, 2005 |
A Connecticut probate judge has ordered the former executor of violinist Isaac Stern's estate to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to Stern's three grown children. Stern's children, from his second marriage, had gone to probate court asking former executor William Moorhead III for more than $2 million, claiming he improperly calculated the estate's value and transferred assets to Stern's third wife, Linda Reynolds Stern.
January 31, 1990 |
It was time for the Los Angeles Philharmonic pension fund concert, Monday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the call of "Round up the usual suspects!" must have gone out. The names may change, but the faces--and the music--are always familiar at these annual benefits. For this edition the guests were conductor Leonard Slatkin and violinist Isaac Stern, and their subject matter was three middle-period Beethoven classics.
September 23, 2001 |
Isaac Stern, a Russian Jewish immigrant who rose to become one of the most influential American violinists of his generation, died Saturday in New York. Stern's elegant, unfaltering musicality was matched by his generosity as a teacher and an activist. He worked to save Carnegie Hall from the wreckers' ball and became music's spokesman around the world--making groundbreaking trips to China after the Cultural Revolution and to the Soviet Union.