Ex-NY Philharmonic concertmaster has diedmain
David Nadien, who led the orchestra under Leonard Bernstein 1966-70 and can be heard on many recordings, has passed away at the age of 88. Brooklyn born, the son of a bantamweight boxer, Nadien appeared as a soloist with the NY Phil in 1940, aged 14. He was respected by Menuhin and Oistrakh, who came to him for tips on technique, and detested by Isaac Stern, who resented his relationship with Bernstein.
May they all rest in peace.