Nathan Milstein in Belgium - 1926

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, pages 98-99:

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 >>
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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. 98-99. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406226224931 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: Belgium

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Milstein's impressions of Ysaÿe's violin playing in 1926
written by Brahms
performed by Nathan Milstein, Eugène Ysaÿe

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:23:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:38:25 +0000