Nathan Milstein in Moscow - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 51:

Two great singers often appeared with us at rallies: the soprano Antonina Nezhdanova and the tenor Leonid Sobinov. How they sang! Unbelievable! Nezhdanova’s performance of Elsa’s aria from Lohengrin was a marvel. When Sobinov did Tchaikovsky’s song “In the Midst of the Ball”, he seemed to be talking to you, not performing. And his rendition of Lensky’s aria from Eugene Onegin, heartbreaking! Sobinov as Lensky really asked with regret and sorrow, “Where have you gone, the golden days of my spring?” Other tenors, such as Ivan Kozlovsky, popular in the Soviet Union, merely shouted…   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. 51. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406227416111 accessed: 5 April, 2020

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

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N. Milstein listening to Antonina Nezhdanova and Leonid Sobinov at rallies in Moscow
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Richard Wagner
performed by Antonina Nezhdanova, Leonid Sobinov

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:43:36 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:36:54 +0000