Nathan Milstein in Berlin - 1926

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, pages 73-74:

[...] Horowitz and I did not consider ourselves defectors, and when we were invited to play at the Soviet embassy (in those days the Soviet diplomatic representations abroad were called polpredstva) in Berlin, we readily agreed. The Soviet polpred, or ambassador, to England, Leonid Krasin, had died in London. He was a famous Bolshevik, a friend of Lenin's and Maxim Gorky's, and his body was being transported to Moscow for an elaborate funeral, with a stop in Berlin. Horowitz and I constituted the musical part of a memorial service for Krasin. With mournful mien I played Handel’s Largo.…   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. 73-74. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406226860341 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Berlin

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Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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Vladimir Horowitz's performance of Liszt at a memorial service for the Bolshevik Leonid Krasin in Berlin
written by Franz Liszt
performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:34:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:37:44 +0000