New York audience et al. in Carnegie Hall - the 1970's

from Unfinished Journey, page 285:

In New York in the early 1970s, Diana and I attended a recital given in the Carnegie Hall by David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter. The opening sonata, the Beethoven Number 6 in A Major (beautifully played, of course), passed without incident, then, in the first movement of the Brahms D Minor, a young man raced down the aisle, leaped onto the stage and shouted, “Soviet Russia is no better than Nazi Germany!” The music halted and Oistrakh left the stage, but Richter sat on at the piano, observing with interest the thin, taut, fanatical young fellow still screaming protests against Soviet …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 285. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Carnegie Hall


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

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Reaction to a recital by David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter: Beethoven Sonata no. 6 for violin and piano, Brahms Sonata in D minor for violin and piano
written by Brahms, Beethoven
performed by David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1970's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 21:59:44 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:23:22 +0000