Teddy Wilson - mid 20th Century

from The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music, page 61:

John Hammond played a very important role in that respect. He took me to hear Toscanini. He played records of the Budapest String Quartet for me. That's when I started collecting piano and violin records on my own. I got an offer to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto with the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., if I had it under my fingers. But I didn't feel equipped. I think I got interested in that too late.

cite as

Len Lyons, The Great Jazz Pianists: Speaking of Their Lives and Music (New York, ), p. 61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1431074132865 accessed: 24 October, 2021

Listeners

Teddy Wilson
Pianist

Listening to

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Classical
written by Béla Bartók
performed by Budapest String Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Gill on Fri, 08 May 2015 09:35:33 +0100
Approved on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 12:31:23 +0100