Nathan Milstein

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, pages 36-37:

I was always trying to expand my musical horizons. There were two good orchestras in Odessa: the opera and the philharmonic. The leader of the latter was Naum Blinder, Isaac Stern's teacher. Blinder was a very good violinist with a real European education. He had studied in Manchester with Adolf Brodsky, to whom Tchaikovsky's violin concerto is dedicated! I remember Blinder playing Prokofiev's First Concerto. It all sounded fine and solid, but a bit heavy, perhaps; for my taste, it missed the music's bouquet and poetry. I liked going to the philharmonic's rehearsals and listening to their …   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. 36-37. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401723733922 accessed: 21 September, 2017

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Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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First violin concerto
written by Sergey Prokofiev
performed by Naum Blinder

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Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:42:14 +0100