Revolutionary Russian in New Zealand
Christchurch, 1922

Spivakovsky sailed from Australia to New Zealand and met with more outstanding success. From The Sun: "Jascha Spivakovsky, the Russian pianist, has revolutionised one's ideas of the pianoforte. From his very soul comes his music; it gradually rouses one to a pitch that is not understandable; his interpretations, his light and his shade astound one … pours his soul into his instrument, now a grand andante, an inspiring crescendo, a rondo that sets the musical soul a-dancing, a presto that is a whirlwind, yet shows every tinkling note, clearly defined … when Spivakovsky left the stage door, over 100 people mobbed him ... the crowd went wild …"