Recital at Carnegie Hall on February 20, where Gaspard de la nuit is a great success. In March, first collaboration with Szell (the Chopin Second with the New York Philharmonic). From March to September takes a sabbatical in France (Paris, Nice and Cap Ferrat) and visits Florence and Rome. Adolf Busch asks him to attend his first concert in Germany since 1933. Participates in a concert dedicated to Tolstoy. Following Mrs. Leventritt’s advice, tries to heal his stage fright by psychoanalysis.

George Szell in the late 1940s