Joseph Szigeti in Hungary

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, page 36:

With an uncle leading the theater band, it was inevitable that I should become a comparatively assiduous operetta-goer, so that I was far removed from the traditional picture of the earnest “white hope” of his conservatory who saves his pennies in order to buy scores and to frequent the gallery seats of the Opera and of Symphony Hall. No, the facts were quite otherwise: operettas, gypsy bands, “King of Harmonics,” and the little childish rivalries of the classroom where Carmen Fantasias fired us with a passion worthy of better causes!
cite as

Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432308290160 accessed: 17 August, 2022

location of experience: Hungary

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Listening to

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gypsy songs
operettas

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:24:50 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:09:04 +0000