Joseph Szigeti - 1905

from With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged, pages 37,38:

A memory I cherish of those days is David Popper’s concert in 1905 in celebration of his fortieth jubilee on the concert stage as one of the all-time great figures in ‘cello-playing. I cherish it not only for the obvious reason of hero-worship: Popper was the greatest pre-Casals exponent of his instrument and was my teacher in quartet playing. (…) I cherish this memory mostly, however, for the one and only glimpse it afforded me of the vanished heroic days of virtuosity when the lionized player actually and authentically improvised his cadenzas in front of his rapt listeners. I know for …   more >>
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Joseph Szigeti, With strings attached- Reminiscences and reflections, 2nd edition, enlarged (New York, 1967), p. 37,38. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432308447524 accessed: 15 August, 2022

Listeners

Joseph Szigeti
Violinist
1892-1973

Experience Information

Date/Time 1905
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 22 May 2015 16:27:27 +0100
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:08:47 +0000