In February, gives his graduate recital at the Curtis Institute, then his first recital at Carnegie Hall, playing Brahms’ Handel Variations and Chopin’s 4 Scherzos. Returns with the New York Philharmonic and Rodzinski for Beethoven’s Emperor. Auditions for Paul Paray, who promises to invite him. Spends the summer at Martha’s Vineyard and practices Gaspard de la nuit. Paul Goodman translates for him the prose poems by Aloysius Bertrand which inspired Ravel. Develops a passion for the works of Ezra Pound. On December 6, second recital at Carnegie Hall.