Death of an influential concertmaster, 93

Death of an influential concertmaster, 93


norman lebrecht

April 08, 2018

We have reports of the death in Turin of Alfonso Mosesti, concertmaster of three Rai orchestras from 1954 to 1999 and a crucible of the inexpressible nature of Italian string tone.

A renowned soloist, passionate about little-known Italian composers, he never bothered much with an international career.


  • Anon says:

    You may be interested to report also on the passing of Magda Sirbu who was concertmaster in Essen and previously of Suisse Romande in Geneva. A remarkable violinist and musician who was unfortunately under appreciated.