Nathan Milstein - early 20th Century
I remember my pianist Tasso Janopulo and I were rehearsing Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. This was in Paris on the rue du Faubourg St-Honoré. It's a marvellous place, a quiet cul-de-sac inhabited by film stars and artists. It was late June, and quite warm, so we opened the window into the long inner courtyard.
The celebrated French actor, Louis Jouvet lived opposite. He had an exotic servant – a Turk in a fez. Rehearsing the Kreutzer, we had got to the characteristic closing theme of the exposition of the first movement when suddenly the Turkish servant called to us across the courtyard, … more >>
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:12:54 +0000