Nathan Milstein in New York City - the 1960's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 217:

At the New York Wurlitzer shop Oistrakh compared his state-owned Stradivarius with the instruments the dealer was offering. It was interesting for me to observe Oistrakh checking out the capabilities of a violin new to him. He tried to squeeze out as loud a sound as possible, eventually reaching a screech. Onstage Oistrakh never took his instrument to such extremes; he never squeaked.
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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. 217. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406191957593 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Oistrakh trying out violins at the New York Wurlitzer shop 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 09:52:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:25:32 +0000