Nathan Milstein

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, pages 16-17:

….[Glazunov] offered to get me into the opera Boris Godunov at the Imperial Maryinsky Theatre. The legendary bass Feodor Chaliapin was singing Tsar Boris, and Glazunov was conducting. To hear Chaliapin as Boris! What an incredibly generous offer, especially since it was to be a command performance. Emperor Nicholas II and the diplomatic corps were going to attend. No tickets were available, but Glazunov promised to get me into the orchestra pit. It turned out to be one of the most memorable events of my life. I couldn't find the administration door at first, it was to the side of the main …   more >>
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Nathan Milstein, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein (:London, 1990), p. 16-17. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401723369298 accessed: 23 September, 2017

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Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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Boris Godunov
written by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
performed by Feodor Chaliapin

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Medium live
Listening Environment in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:36:09 +0100