Nathan Milstein in Odessa - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 7:

Stolyarsky lived in a building with a steep marble staircase. One time I was leaving with a classmate, Edgar Ortenberg, who later played in the Budapest Quartet. Stolyarsky had rewarded us for a good lesson with tickets to I Pagliacci at the Odessa opera, and Ortenberg was so happy with the honour, he bounced around on the stairs and banged against my shoulder. I fell down the stairs and cracked my left temple. Blood was pouring down my face, but I kept smiling. Dr. Auslender sewed up the gash. I got to see I Pagliacci at a later performance, with Caruso. He was short, fat, and sang …   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. 7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406229420182 accessed: 7 May, 2021

location of experience: Odessa

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Pagliacci
written by Ruggero Leoncavallo
performed by Enrico Caruso

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
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 20:17:00 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:30:20 +0000