Name the virtuosos of 1959

This is the jury at the Reine Elisabeth competition in 1959.

No points for recognising Menuhin (3rd left) and Oistrakh (3rd right).

But who are the others?

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  • FLTR: René Benedetti, Oskar Back, Menuhin, Szigeti, Yvonne Astruc, André Gertler, Grumiaux, Elisabeth, ?, Oistrakh, Gioconda da Vito, Philip Newman

    • Yes, the lady with hat, veil and corsage, the only figure without a violin, is the Belgian Queen Dowager Elisabeth, patron of the competition.

    • Try this. It works for me and might for you too:

      Right click
      left click “save image as”

      The image is a .jpg file with this name “violinists-1959-768×610”

      You can save the .jpg to your desktop or someplace else. Once it has been saved, you should be able to enlarge the image, although you might lose some resolution in the process.

      If you are doing all this on your small smartphone screen, then it is harder to enlarge and have the entire group remain on your screen.

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