„The main thing is not to lose your identity and to continue working … You have a quartet. That is such joy! You can forget everything else in the world. I'm playing a lot of chamber music these days. Tomorrow we were going to give the first performance of two trios, but because of the mourning, all concerts have been canceled.“
The Night Stalin Died http://www.nytimes.com/1989/03/05/magazine/the-night-stalin-died.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias:r&pagewanted=2, New York Times (March 5, 1989).