Joseph Szigeti in Budapest - in the beginning of the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 12,13:

The standing of my first music school and the level of the instruction I must have received there can best be conveyed by a few words about the owner-director, a rotund Swabian with the German name of Schoeller or Schnoeller. This purveyor of music instruction, a somewhat grotesque combination of crank and charlatan, fancied himself in the role of inventor of new-fangled mechanical musical instruments. The monstrosity he demonstrated one evening at a pupils’ concert, where he was assured of a docile and long-suffering audience made up of parents, aunts, and governesses, was typical of him: a…   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 12,13. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432304002883 accessed: 28 January, 2022

location of experience: Budapest

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:13:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:13:20 +0000