Nathan Milstein in Paris - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 109:

At that concert I played the Bach E Major Partita for solo violin, and apparently my performance acted as an impulse for Rachmaninoff to do a wonderful piano transcription of some of the movements - the Prelude, the Gavotte, and the Gigue - which he subsequently published as a suite. Then came the day when Rachmaninoff said to me, “Nathan Mironovich, I’m giving a concert in Paris. I’ll be playing the Bach prelude in my transcription for the first time there. You come and hear it. And in the intermission, tell me your opinion.” Oh, I was so proud. For days I looked down my nose at …   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. 109. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406225397361 accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Milstein listening to Rachmaninoff playing his piano transcription of the Bach E Major Partita for solo violin in Paris
written by Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:09:57 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:41:22 +0000