Nathan Milstein in New York City - the 1960's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 218:

After giving it some thought, Oistrakh bought the Boston Stradivarius. It was almost totally without the original varnish, but at least he had to pay comparatively little for it, I think only nine thousand dollars. (This was already in the days when good Italian instruments cost fifty thousand dollars and more!) […] I heard Oistrakh perform on that violin and it sounded marvellous. My friend Fernando Sacconi, a New York violin dealer, told me that apparently this Strad was crafted especially well: without its original varnish it still sounded terrific. To me, the most important factor …   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. 218. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406191746661 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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Oistrakh on the Boston Stradivarius performed by David Oistrakh

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:49:06 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:26:06 +0000