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NATHAN MILSTEIN - VIOLINIST

Autographed 7” x 10” handbill for his Great Performers at Lincoln Center recital at Avery Fisher Hall, November 12, 1978.

Milstein (1904 - 1992) was 74 years old at the time of this concert.  He performed with George Pludermacher, the Geminiani Sonata in A, rather than the announced Pergolsei Sonata in E major, Bach’s Chaconne in D minor (a signature piece), Beethoven’s Sonata in C minor, op 30, #2, Two Paganini Caprices op. 1 #’s 5 and 11 as well as Liszt’s “Consolation” which he arranged, Tchaikovsky’s Waltz-Scherzo and Saint-Saën’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.

Donal Henehan of the “New York Times” said the following day, Here was playing of nobility and impeccable taste and the kind of flawless musicianship that for half century has been a Milstein hallmark. Further, The elegance, fire and panache that the eternally youthful Mr. Milstein brought to play here succeeded in reminding one that such warhorses do not become warhorses for nothing. Needless to say, Milstein grabbed Henahan in such a way that he wrote an unusually glowing review.  He was not known for his graciousness.

The handbill was sent to Milstein in a business envelope and bears two folds, else fine.