Several European tours, in Italy (February and October), Benelux (November) and England (December). New recital program with works he had never performed: Schumann, Sonata 1; DebussyImages, Book 1. Notable performances given at Carnegie Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall (Rostropovich present) and subsequent recording made. Resigns from the Kapell Competition. Holidays in France (his first summer vacation since 1948).

With Pommier and Rorem in Maryland