Sunday, July 08, 2012

14 April 1957: Berlin

David Oistrakh, Franz Konwitschny and Igor Oistrakh, immediately after a Leipzig Gewandhaus concert at Berlin’s Staatsoper on April 14, 1957.

Konwitschny was only 55 years old at the time of the photo, yet he looked like an 80-year-old man—no doubt, in part, because of his heavy drinking. He was to die at age 60. His son, Peter, is the notorious stage director.

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