Nathan Milstein et al. in Switzerland - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 111:

We visited Rachmaninoff often in Switzerland, usually around four in the afternoon. Volodya amused Rachmaninoff with his imitations of various pianists. For instance, he would do the elderly Ignacy Paderewski, who comes out on the stage and can’t find the piano, or figure out which way to go, all the while looking bewildered. It was quite accurate; I had seen Paderewski like that! (I remember a concert in Dallas: expensive tickets, loads of people. Paderewski wandered around the stage exactly as Horowitz had mimicked him, then sat down at the piano. He started to play, and you couldn’t …   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. 111. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406225092011 accessed: 24 October, 2021

location of experience: Switzerland

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Composer
1873-1943

Listening to

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Rachmaninoff and Milstein's reactions to Horowitz's imitations performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:04:52 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:09:55 +0000