Nathan Milstein et al. in Moscow - the 1910's
Horowitz played the Bach-Busoni C Major Toccata with some success, because it was a loud piece. Avraamov was horrified by the whole evening: the proletariat did not understand Bach! I think that in those days even the bourgeoisie did not appreciate Bach very much. Even the “decent” public preferred Sarasate. That was impressive music; Bach didn’t have a chance.
location of experience: Moscow
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:58:59 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:31:57 +0000