Nathan Milstein in Karlsbad (Baden) - the 1930's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, pages 195-196:

Horowitz’s reactions to criticisms were as complex and contradictory as his personality. […] I remember in the early thirties we were living in a pension in Carlsbad. Horowitz often played Mozart for me, among other music, and I began telling him not very pleasant things. “Volodya, how can you play Mozart like that? It’s not Romantic music! You have to keep the rhythm in Mozart, and in general keep it simpler, simpler!” Almost anyone else would have been hurt, or angry, but Horowitz actually agreed with me!
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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. 195-196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406192641098 accessed: 6 December, 2022

location of experience: Karlsbad (Baden)

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Nathan Milstein's impressions of Horowitz playing Mozart
written by Mozart
performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:04:01 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:24:54 +0000