Begins the year in Europe. Recital at the Kennedy Center in May. After a concert at the Hollywood Bowl, returns to Marlboro after an absence of 22 years. Concert at the Juilliard School in homage to Leonard Rose, who died from leukemia on November 16. Buys the Steinway CD 18 which belonged to Horowitz and on which he had recorded Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Concerto in 1956. His favorite baseball team, the Detroit Tigers, triumphs in the World Series Championship.

Istomin in Detroit Tigers uniform