Lucien Capet et al. in Paris - the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge, pages 95-96:

Juxtapositions like these would also show us better than any words can the reverse side of the medal, what Lucien Capet, the great French quartet-player and one of the most profound of Beethoven interpreters, meant when he spoke in his Art de l’archet of the “éternelle effervescence” of present-day violinists. How well I remember that contest at the Paris Conservatoire at which he, Thibaud, and I were judges, and his mock-admiration every time an excellent, slick, luscious-toned youngster came out and played still faster and still more smoothly than the preceding one: “Mon Dieu, quels…   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 95-96. accessed: 25 September, 2017

location of experience: Paris


Lucien Capet
Joseph Szigeti

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 26 May 2015 17:46:26 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:58:02 +0000