Although very disappointed by Reagan’s election, accepts Rostropovich’s request to stand in for Serkin and perform for the inaugural concert on January 18. Numerous performances of Mozart’s Concerto K. 467. Inaugurates the Pau Casals Auditorium in Sant Salvador, built in front of Casals’ house, now transformed into a museum. The diplomatic tension caused by the War in Afghanistan forced him to abandon a project he had enthusiastically launched for HBJ: a series of books on the collections of the Hermitage Museum.