Nathan Milstein - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 141:

And at least to my taste, Stravinsky’s violin works are to a substantial degree not Stravinsky but Dushkin, even though the notes per se belong to the composer. Stravinsky was prickly, sharp, but the violin transcriptions of his works are soggy and limp. Of course, when Stravinsky himself was playing, they acquired a rhythmic sharpness. I remember Stravinsky accompanying Dushkin in his “Chanson Russe”. (That’s a transcription of the Berceuse from his opera Mavra.) Stravinsky accentuated the rhythm so much that I asked, “Igor Fedorovich, why are you striking the keys so loud and …   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. 141. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406221637561 accessed: 18 May, 2022

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Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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N. Milstein listening to Stravinsky accompanying Dushkin in “Chanson Russe”)
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Samuel Dushkin, Igor Stravinksy

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Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:07:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:14:47 +0000