Nathan Milstein in Brussels - 1926

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 99:

Others showed up for lessons with Ysaÿe – a violinist from Odessa whose name was Volchikis, a very good American woman violinist named Mitchell, and William Primrose, the famous future violist. Primrose played the violin then. He was a real virtuoso and could rattle off all the Paganini caprices. While fiddling, Primrose literally tore apart his instrument. (When we met in Gstaad a few years later, I said to him, “You can’t play like that on a violin, but on a viola – trust me – it’ll sound terrific.” I don’t know whether it was my advice or not, but shortly Primrose switched …   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. 99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406225944860 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Brussels

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Milstein's impressions of William Primrose
written by Paganini
performed by William Primrose

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:19:05 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:38:47 +0000