Nathan Milstein in Odessa - the 1910's

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 8:

Ysaÿe and Kubelik were great performers, of course, but I wasn’t very interested in them then. But the Odessa music lovers went wild over any visiting celebrity. Swarthy and handsome, Kubelik drove the audience crazy, especially the women, as he played one fiendishly difficult piece after another. The local ladies threw diamond rings down at the stage, I saw it myself! They would close the curtain immediately afterwards . . . and a servant probably picked up the rings. Then the curtains opened again and Kubelik would continue the concert as if nothing had happened.
cite as

Nathan Milstein, and Soloman Volkov (ed.), From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein (:London, 1990), p. 8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406229165865 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Odessa

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Milstein and Odessa audiences listening to Kubelik and Ysaÿe in Odessa performed by Jan Kubelik, Eugène Ysaÿe

Experience Information

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

Notes

During Milstein's childhood in Odessa.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:12:46 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:30:57 +0000