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Isaac Stern

Issac Stern (violinist, born July 21, 1920, Kreminiwcz, Russia; died September 22, 2001) Issac Stern is universally considered to be one of the greatest musicians of all time. He has been hailed as "one of the supreme violinists of this century" and "the first American violin virtuoso." He calls himself "a fiddle player." When Stern was less than a year old, his parents fled with him from the Russian Revolution and settled in San Francisco. His earliest memories are of American life.