Nathan Milstein et al. in Palais Garnier - 1926

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 169:

When I joined Horowitz soon after, the two of us went to a Kreisler concert in Paris. We paid six dollars per ticket – a huge sum in those days; we could have had two rooms in the best hotel for that! I remember we were seated in a box of the Grand Opéra among a refined crowd. Kreisler played Bach’s E Major Concerto, then Viotti’s Twenty-second Concerto, and finished with Beethoven. I don’t remember the conductor, but with Kreisler it didn’t matter. Kreisler performed without paying much attention to the orchestra and conductor. With anyone else, this attitude would have seemed …   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. 169. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Palais Garnier


Nathan Milstein
Vladimir Horowitz
Concert pianist

Listening to

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Kreisler performing at the Grand Opéra in Paris
written by Giovanni Battista Viotti, Bach, Beethoven
performed by Fritz Kreisler

Experience Information

Date/Time 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The sentence 'When I joined Horowitz soon after' refers to the fact that Milstein had recently followed Horowitz in leaving the Soviet Union for the West.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:05 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:18:23 +0000