In a letter to Mihail Jora (November 4, 1943):
In Lucerne I had the joy and luck to meet Edwin Fischer. I completely fell under the spell of his overwhelming and interesting personality. He played for me, I played for him, and I discovered that the fact of having spent a couple of minutes near this music enthusiast was for me a true blessing. As we parted, he promised me I could go to him whenever I want: he would be there for any music advice I would be in need of.