Joseph Szigeti in Budapest - April, the 1900's

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 15:

One April day I came across some unfamiliar terminology on a blood-red poster rallying all proletarians (an unknown word to me then) to make a worthy showing on May Day, a poster full of exclamation marks, of figures of speech brimming with pathos, about the clanging chains of slavery, and so on. All of which – confused though the issues were to me as I walked on to the Conservatory – I forthwith proceeded to adapt to the opening recitativo bars of some romantic-virtuoso music that I had lately heard in class for the first time: Vieuxtemps’s D Minor Concerto. I have to smile nowadays …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 15. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Budapest


Joseph Szigeti

Listening to

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Vieuxtemps’s D minor Concerto
written by Henri Vieuxtemps

Experience Information

Date/Time April, the 1900's
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:22:00 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:12:37 +0000