Nathan Milstein in Belgium - 1926
Through the musicale, Ysaÿe continued gulping wine. This did not add any polish to his playing. His hands trembled anyway, and after the wine. . .
During those years Ysaÿe appeared as a violinist less and less frequently, and when he did go onstage, more often than not he was no longer the legendary master and inspired musician who had played Bach, Beethoven and the Romantics with his famed brilliance and transcendence. But violinists went to Ysaÿe’s concerts anyway. When he appeared in Paris, you could see all the elite there: Kreisler, Enesco, Thibaud. They conceded freely that … more >>
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:23:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:38:25 +0000