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

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 32,33:

It was here [shows at a summer theater in a small resort in Hungary] that I first had my fill of the stage, seeing 'Rip Van Winkle', 'The Chimes of Normandy', and some operettas with Hungarian folk background; and here it was that I had to play with a seven- or eight-piece orchestra and like it. It was swim or sink. My piece had to be reorchestrated down to the numbers of this little band by its pianist-conductor.
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 32,33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432305607928 accessed: 27 July, 2021

location of experience: Hungary

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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Rip Van Winkle
The Chimes of Normandy

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 15:40:08 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:11:46 +0000