Nathan Milstein et al. in Moscow - the 1910's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 46:

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.
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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. 46. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406228339288 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992
Arseny Avraamov
Composer Theorist
1886-1944

Listening to

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Horowitz performs in a concert for the citizens at a Barracks in Moscow
written by Busoni, Bach
performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:58:59 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:31:57 +0000