Did You Know?
"Carnegie was, is and will not be only a building. It's an idea. It's a mythology, a necessary mythology about music." - said on Larry King Live
(1985) about his belief that Carnegie Hall needed to be saved.
During the 1991 Gulf War, a concert in Jerusalem was interrupted by a siren warning of an Iraqi Scud missile attack. After the audience put on gas masks, Stern returned to the stage and played the Sarabande from Bach's D minor Partita for solo violin. Stern didn't wear one, saying he doubted Saddam Hussein
would fire missiles at Jerusalem with its many Muslim holy sites and large Palestinian ...