All of us at Carl Fischer Music are sad to share the news of beloved violinist, teacher and composer Eric Rosenblith’s passing on December 16th, 2010. Born in Austria in 1920, he was a world-renowned performer and soloist, holding the position of concertmaster in both the Indianaopolis and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras. Rosenblith also served as the chairman of the New England Conservatory’s string department for over 25 years, as well as serving on the faculty of the Hartt School of Music. His teachers included Jacques Thubaud, Bronislaw Huberman, and Carl Flesch. Rosenblith notably revised Flesch’s Art of Violin Playing
, published by Carl Fischer, acting as translator and editor. His final work with us, newly released in the fall of 2010, is Ah, You Play the Violin…: Thoughts Along the Path to Musical Artistry
, which shares his lifelong knowledge in a logical progression through the intricacies of violin technique and playing and a concise discussion of issues related to “a young musician’s journey from the early stages of study to full professionalism and artistry.”
Rosenblith’s wisdom and kindness will be greatly missed. A heartfelt and thorough obituary in the Boston Globe can be found here.
Photo courtesy of Carol Rosenblith