Viva Vengerov!

With characteristic respect for the working artist, The New York Times this spring headlined a featurette on the 18year-old Russian-lsraeli violinist Maxim Vengerov: “Yes, Another Prodigy, But Hold the Yawn.” Yes, please. This young star has already been mentioned as the heir to Oistrakh by grizzled critics who know whereof they speak. Catch him if you can at Mostly Mozart, in New York (August 3 and 4), or Ravinia, outside Chicago (August 7), or give his three albums a spin (Teldec).