Nathan Milstein in New York City - mid 20th Century
Kreisler also played the piano wonderfully. I remember one enchanting evening when we were invited to dinner in New York by Iolanda Irion, the Hungarian-born wife of the director of Steinway and herself a pianist. There were about twenty people; I remember the famous Polish tenor Jan Kiepura. My wife, Thérèse, was sitting next to Kreisler and diligently filling his plate. Suddenly Mme. Kreisler, seated at the opposite end of the table, cried out, “Thérèse, stop killing my Fritz!” She watched everything like a hawk!
Later, to smooth over the outburst, Mme. Kreisler turned to me. … more >>
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:11:35 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:22:14 +0000