Nathan Milstein in New York City - the 1960's
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.
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:52:37 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:25:32 +0000