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Eugene Fodor

March 2, 2011

Eugene Fodor, the virtuoso violinist who bad-assed his way across stages back in the 70’s and into the 80’s passed away at the age of 60 last week.  He’s got a bit of a story behind him which can be read about here or here, but he’s famously known for having been a student of Jasha Heifetz, and one of the best interpreters of Niccolo Paganini’s music.

Fodor wasn’t a big enough part of my musical upbringing to have had any substantial exposure to him and subsequent stories to tell about how he touched my life in some way, but my dad enjoyed him…

Here he makes a 1981 appearance on the groundbreaking comedy show, SCTV.

Or, for something equally spectacular, but a tad longer…

Or, here he is in a clip from the Today Show playing Paganini’s violin (aka. “The Cannone of Joseph Guarnerius del Gesù”)

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