Nathan Milstein in White House - 1987

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, pages 233-234:

When I finished playing, the audience, consisting mostly of refined diplomats, applauded wildly. Having come out for bows, I was thinking about what to play for an encore, when Roosevelt, who must not have been the greatest fan of classical music, gave a sign with his cigarette holder from his wheelchair, and the military band blasted out Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”. I was a bit taken aback, but at least I had the pleasure of hearing the band: they were terrific!
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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. 233-234. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406111887728 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: White House

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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An impromptu performance of 'Stars and Stripes forever' after a concert by Nathan Milstein and Rabinovich
written by John Philip Sousa
performed by A military band

Experience Information

Date/Time 1987
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:34 +0000