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Isaac Stern

Isaac SternBorn: 21-Jul-1920
Birthplace: Kremenets, Ukraine
Died: 22-Sep-2001
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Morningside Cemetery, Gaylordsville, CT

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Violinist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Violin virtuoso

Father: Solomon Stern
Mother: Clara
Wife: Nora Kaye (ballerina, m. 10-Nov-1948, div. 1949)
Wife: Vera Lindenblit (m. 17-Aug-1951, div. 1994, one daughter, two sons)
Daughter: Shira
Son: Michael
Son: David
Wife: Linda Reynolds (m. 23-Jan-1997, until his death)

    University: San Francisco Conservatory of Music (1928-31)

    Léonie Sonning Music Prize 1982
    Wolf Prize in Arts 1987 (with Krzysztof Penderecki)
    Emmy 1987 for Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening
    Kennedy Center Honor 1984
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement (1987)
    Polar Music Prize 2000
    Library of Congress Living Legend 2000

    Music of the Heart (6-Sep-1999) · Himself
    Small Wonders (1995) · Himself
    From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (23-Feb-1981) · Himself
    Tonight We Sing (26-Jan-1953)

Author of books:
My First 79 Years (1999, memoir, with Chaim Potok)

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