Nathan Milstein in Kiev - the 1910's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 41:

... Regina Horowitz was at that time probably a more advanced pianist than Volodya, but she played the standard repertoire, like Chopin’s ballades and mazurkas. When Volodya sat down at the piano, he played something totally unusual: his own version of the sword-forging scene from Wagner’s Sigfried, or improvisations on themes from Tristan und Isolde, or enormous chunks from Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Coq d’Or. Pianists never performed things like this in concerts! I was stunned, astonished. It was a musical hurricane.
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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. 41. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406228619431 accessed: 18 August, 2022

location of experience: Kiev

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Milstein listening to Horowitz in Kiev
written by Nikolai Andrejewitsch Rimski-Korsakow, Richard Wagner
performed by Vladimir Horowitz

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:03:39 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:31:38 +0000