Assumes for the last time the artistic direction of the Prades Festival, giving six concerts in ten days with Casals, Menuhin and Vegh. In August, first concerts of the Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio in Ravinia, which are well received by the audience, while the critics are more divided. Debut with the Munch and the Boston Symphony. First tours in South America and South Africa. Memorable Beethoven Fourth Concerto with Szell and the New York Philharmonic in December. On David Oppenheim’s initiative, starts an ambitious program of recordings for Columbia with the Chopin Nocturnes.