Nathan Milstein - mid 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 214:

People say that Oistrakh suffered such nerves when he came out to play the violin, that’s why he took up conducting. But when I listened to Oistrakh play I never sensed he was afraid. True, he was a self-conscious violinist, and perhaps he did worry – I recall that whenever he performed with an orchestra, he was always trying something on the violin during the tutti – but at every solo entrance, he played effortlessly and confidently, apparently calm and controlled. […] I always listened to Oistrakh the violinist with enormous pleasure. I liked his attractive, typically Russian …   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. 214. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406192306877 accessed: 19 January, 2022

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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Nathan Milstein's reflections on Oistrakh's violin playing
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by David Oistrakh

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:58:26 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:25:17 +0000