Recital at Carnegie Hall on January 12. Tours in USA and Canada. Records the Brahms’ Handel Variations in March, his first solo recording. Participates in the Perpignan Festival in July, recording Mozart’s Concerto K. 449 under Casals as well as four Beethoven Trios and Schubert’s First with Schneider and Casals. Visits Greece in August, which appears to him as the “cradle of our civilization”. Becomes friendly with Manos Hadjidakis. Tour in Italy in the autumn, including a concert at La Scala.

Rehearsing with Casals in 1952