Nathan Milstein - early 20th Century

from From Russia to the West : the musical memoirs and reminiscences of Nathan Milstein, page 118:

Chaliapin père, like Rachmaninoff, was a wilful artist, shaping a musical work as he saw fit, creating the impression of genius in compositions that perhaps were not so powerful to begin with. For instance, I heard his performance of Alexander Grechaninov’s religious music: Chaliapin sang divinely, with such dramatic impact that you were literally torn to pieces. I’m not so sure that the score would have had the same effect in anyone else’s interpretation.
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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. 118. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406223137199 accessed: 1 July, 2022

Listeners

Nathan Milstein
Violinist
1904-1992

Listening to

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Chaliapin sings Grechianinov's sacred music
written by Aleksandr Grechaninov
performed by Feodor Chaliapin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:32:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:11:20 +0000