Supports Humphrey’s candidacy for the presidential election. Takes the lead of the Arts and Letters Committee in a very conflicting atmosphere, up to the point that he is whistled at when walking onstage at the Lincoln Center. Invited to the Lucerne and Edinburgh festivals where he performs Schubert’s Trio in E-flat for the first time and meets Rostropovich. Humphrey, narrowly defeated by Nixon, says that he would have asked Istomin to be his cultural advisor. Records two Brahms Trios and the Beethoven Fourth Concerto for the 25th anniversary of his debut.
Hubert Humphrey and Eugene Istomin