Listen to New Voices on Studs Terkel our partnership with 826CHI-here! Read the Story

00 / 00

Leonard Sorkin discusses his career as a violinist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Fine Arts Quartet and as Director of Chamber Music Studies at the University of Wisconsin

BROADCAST: Apr. 9, 1982 | DURATION: 00:30:17


Studs interviews Leonard Sorkin about his career as a violinist. They discuss his training, which began in early childhood and who he studied under. Sorkin plays a few short tunes to demonstrate his art, and one was his childhood favorite of "Allegro" by Joseph Fiocco. Sorkin names Jascha Heifetz as one who he admired all his life and shares the sounds and names of others who have influenced him. He explains to Studs how the Fine Arts Quartet members change to adapt to new players but the quartet sound remains the same. The musical pieces are removed from this edited version of the original recording.