Beethoven bicentennial year. The Istomin-Stern-Rose Trio makes headlines, touring the USA and South America in spring, and Israel in summer. The Trio meets the unprecedented challenge of performing Beethoven’s complete chamber music with piano in four cycles of eight concerts in London, Paris, Switzerland and New York (Carnegie Hall). This adds up to more than 60 concerts (including the Triple Concerto under Casals). Participates in the US summer festivals: Hollywood Bowl, Saratoga, Blossom. Completes the recording of the Beethoven Trios (which receives a Grammy Award). However, in conflict with Columbia, refuses to finish the violin and cello sonatas.