Nathan Milstein in New York City - mid 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 177:

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 >>
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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. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406193095783 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Fritz Kreisler improvises at home in New York
written by Fritz Kreisler
performed by Fritz Kreisler

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:11:35 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:22:14 +0000