Nathan Milstein et al. in Western Europe - between 1930 and the 1930's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 155:

I remember well how in 1930 Toscanini brought the New York Philharmonic to Berlin. It was their European tour, which was incredibly successful. I was an observer of the audience’s electric expectations. There sat Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer, and Erich Kleiber. Piatigorsky, Horowitz, and I were together in a loge box. Toscanini was conducting a Beethoven symphony when Furtwängler, who was in the next box, suddenly jumped up and ran over to see us, exclaiming, ‘”horrible acoustics, don’t you think so? Monstrous!” It was all too obvious what he meant by …   more >>

cite as

Nathan Milstein, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein (:London, 1990), p. 155. accessed: 25 May, 2022

location of experience: Western Europe


Nathan Milstein
Arturo Toscanini
Wilhelm Furtwängler

Listening to

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Toscanini and Furtwängler's impressions of each other conducting, as witnessed by Nathan Milstein
written by Beethoven, Richard Wagner
performed by Arturo Toscanini, New York Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:42:40 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:17:46 +0000