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Below is the original YouTube video. Some wonderful pictures of the great composer, and IMO, the opening movement of the D minor Suite is one of T's greatest moments. After a few tokes, all my friends fall into line, they go CRAZY!
This photo was taken in 1888 in Moscow. The original is in the Siloti Archive at Stanford University.
For more photos of Siloti and friends, check out Lost in the Stars, the Forgotten Musical Life of Alexander Siloti by Charles F. Barber.
Siloti with Liszt in Weimar four years earlier, in 1884:
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