Nathan Milstein - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 120:

I remember my pianist Tasso Janopulo and I were rehearsing Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata. This was in Paris on the rue du Faubourg St-Honoré. It's a marvellous place, a quiet cul-de-sac inhabited by film stars and artists. It was late June, and quite warm, so we opened the window into the long inner courtyard. The celebrated French actor, Louis Jouvet lived opposite. He had an exotic servant – a Turk in a fez. Rehearsing the Kreutzer, we had got to the characteristic closing theme of the exposition of the first movement when suddenly the Turkish servant called to us across the courtyard, …   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. 120. accessed: 25 June, 2024


Nathan Milstein

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Nathan Milstein and Tasso Janopulo playing Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata, servant reacting to the Turkish theme with traditional music
written by Traditional Turkish music, Beethoven
performed by Nathan Milstein, Tasso Janopulo, Turkish musician

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Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, outdoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:27:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:12:54 +0000