Joseph Szigeti in Paris - in the middle of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarge, pages 333-334:

And I had to smile as I recalled an incident at a Kreisler rehearsal in the Paris Opéra one morning about ten years ago, which revealed the exact antithesis of this global thinking in literature, art, the theatre, and music. Kreisler was playing a concerto by Mozart (that “supreme internationalist and equalitarian in art,” as Olin Downes felicitously put it) – playing with that intense, human mellowness of his which speaks to all peoples, to all classes, to all ages. The conductor was Philippe Gaubert, and his face, as well as those of the musicians, reflected the …   more >>

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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 333-334. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1434462413902 accessed: 25 November, 2017

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Mozart violin concerto
written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
performed by Fritz Kreisler

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:46:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:01:16 +0000