The Hochhausers: Fifty Years Of Bringing Russian Artists To London

“The day of [Stalin’s] death we started working with the Russians. That meant we just missed meeting Prokofiev because he died the same day.” But the couple did meet – and present, and befriend – Shostakovich, Oistrakh, Richter, Rostropovich and Vishnevskaya, Plisetskaya – and Nureyev, the most difficult of them all.