Nathan Milstein in Berlin - 1926
[...] 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 >>
location of experience: Berlin
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:34:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:37:44 +0000