American Violinist Joan Field Died On This Day in 1988 [ON-THIS-DAY]
American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73
American violinist Joan Field died on this day in 1988 – aged 73.
A student of Albert Spalding, Jacques Thibaud and George Enescu, Ms Field concertized extensively throughout Europe and the United States during the 1950s and 1960s - and premiered a number of important works including: the first recording of Charles Ives' 1st Violin Sonata and the American debut of Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Sonata.
For much of her career she performed on the 1698 Ex-Joachim Stradivarius.