New York, 1948
For his Carnegie Hall debut, Spivakovsky performed a demanding program: Bach’s Organ Fantasia and Fugue, Brahms’ Sonata in F and Beethoven’s Opus 110 Sonata, followed by a Romantic bracket culminating with Liszt. American critics remarked in particular on his rare combination of virtuosic technique, masterful interpretation and exceptional tonal command. The Brooklyn Eagle reported: "An important artist has at last chosen to come and play for us. Mr. Spivakovsky has a command of piano tone which borders on the remarkable."